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Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e-cigarettes 'when we have more information and recommendation' from the World Health Organization
'I'm really not sure why it's taking a lot of time, but I think it's been through legal review and also the complete staff work by the presidential staff,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial
The health department is concerned that e-cigarettes have become a 'gateway to conventional smoking'
The government begins the full implementation of Republic Act 10643 or the Graphic Health Warnings Law 8 months after the law took effect in March
'I've always been against even building a structure inside just to accommodate smokers. That ain't the way,' says the President
The implementing rules and regulations will identify what areas are considered public places. It will also provide details on the sanctions or penalties for violators.
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial bares more details of the draft executive order being reviewed by the Office of the President during a budget hearing at the Senate
The EO is patterned after a Davao City ordinance banning smoking in all public areas, including in vehicles