The bill also seeks to limit the marketing, sale, and distribution of the product, allowing only those 18 years old and above to buy and use it
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department's plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors
'These products still carry risk with them, as the technology used may still be defective and the substance used still contains nicotine,' say the proponents of House Bill Number 3330
(2ND UPDATE) The UN health body also recommends the cigarette-shaped electrical devices be banned from public indoor spaces "until exhaled vapor is proven to be not harmful to bystanders"
US Senate and House Democrats want the sale and advertisement of electronic cigarettes to children to be barred