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Some smokers credit e-cigarettes with saving their lives – does that matter?

Dec 07, 2019 - 10:00 AM

A US tobacco researcher and former smoker assesses to what degree fear and hysteria, rather than evidence, might be informing the crucial public health topic

PROS AND CONS. When comparing the dangers of e-cigarettes to cigarettes, some experts believe the health risks of e-cigs are not as serious as those from cigarettes. Image from Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com

At least 250 vapes confiscated in Central Visayas

Nov 22, 2019 - 6:32 PM

At least 100 vapes are confiscated in Cebu alone. No arrests are made in the crackdown on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices.

CONFISCATED. At least 250 confiscated Vapes from Central Visayas are confiscated. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

‘Like a general orders his soldiers’: Barbers says caseless arrests vs vapers lawful

Nov 22, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Contradicting lawyers in the government, dangerous drugs House committee chair Robert Ace Barbers believes that the President’s verbal e-cigarette ban is enough to consider as effective as a written executive order

'MODEL' DRUG WAR. Representative Robert Ace Barbers holds a press conference on July 3. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Vaping arrest order is latest legal conundrum in Duterte admin

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Is vaping allowed in designated smoking areas? The President's foot soldiers are piecing policy puzzles as they go.

LEGAL CONUNDRUM. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte orders ban on vape import, and orders arrest of vapers even without a law. Malacañang photo

DOH is '1000%' in support of vaping ban

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:17 PM

'That's the President's policy pronouncement,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on a vaping ban allowing for arrests of vape users, even though an executive order has yet to be issued

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gestures during a press conference at Quezon City on November 9, 2019. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

What case to file vs arrested vape users? ‘Wala,’ admits PNP

Nov 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Asked why cops should arrest vape users if they will not file a case, police OIC Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa says, ‘Just to implement the directive of the President’

VAPE BAN. The Philippine National Police admits that their arrests still have no law to use as basis to file complaints. AFP file photo

Duterte warns judges against challenging vape ban

Nov 20, 2019 - 11:14 PM

The President's remark is the latest show of disregard for the independence of the judiciary and the role of lawyers

WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte warns judges against interfering with his crackdown on vaping devices. Malacañang photo

Central Visayas top cop warns vapers: Smoke in public and end up in police station

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Central Visayas Police Chief Valeriano De Leon says his policy would be based on Executive Order 26, which bans smoking in public places

WARNING. Central Visayas police chief Brigadier General Valeriano de Leon warns vapers not to smoke in public. Photo from Facebook page

PNP to arrest vape users even without Duterte executive order

Nov 20, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Philippine National Police does not know whether they should also arrest vape users in designated smoking areas because they began without waiting for an executive order

New York sues e-cigarette firm Juul for targeting youngsters

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:04 AM

California also files a similar lawsuit, accusing Juul of misleading consumers by misrepresenting its products as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes and of illegally selling to minors

RISKS. Juul faces mounting public backlash over the risks of vaping. Photo from Shutterstock

Duterte to ban use, importation of vape devices

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's order comes after the Department of Health confirmed the first Evali case in the country

Apple bans vaping apps from App Store

Nov 16, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Apple says it agrees with the assessment of US health experts who called the spread of e-cigarette and vaping products 'a public health crisis and a youth epidemic'

HEALTH HAZARD. In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018, a man exhales smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP

U.S. identifies likely culprit of vaping illness outbreak

Nov 10, 2019 - 8:36 AM

The US-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention identify vitamin E acetate as responsible for the vaping-linked lung injury outbreak in the United States

'WE VAPE, WE VOTE.' Demonstrator vapes during a rally outside of the White House to protest the proposed vaping flavor ban in Washington DC on November 9, 2019. Photo by Jose Luis Magana/AFP

Rappler Talk: Maricar Limpin on health problems posed by e-cigarettes

Oct 25, 2019 - 1:57 PM

Rappler sits down with tobacco cessation expert and pulmonologist Maricar Limpin on the harmful effects of e-cigarettes

DOH urges stricter surveillance of vaping-related illnesses

Oct 17, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this would allow 'existing health information systems capture to data on vaping-related disorders'

LACK OF EVIDENCE. The DOH says there is a lack of conclusive evidence to support the safety of e-cigarettes. Image from Shutterstock

U.S. study shows chemical burns associated with e-cigarette use

Oct 06, 2019 - 8:21 AM

But it may take more years of research to determine what exactly makes e-cigarettes dangerous

E-cigarettes: 5 things to know

Oct 04, 2019 - 6:27 PM

E-cigarettes were initially touted as less damaging than tobacco, which causes around 8 million deaths a year

LACK OF EVIDENCE. The DOH says there is a lack of conclusive evidence to support the safety of e-cigarettes. Image from Shutterstock

Walmart ending sales of e-cigarettes

Sep 21, 2019 - 9:49 PM

This comes less than a week after the states of New York and Michigan announced a ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes

E-CIGARETTES. Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes once its current stocks end. File photo

Vaping-related illness sickens over 500 in U.S.

Sep 20, 2019 - 7:13 AM

More than half the cases involved patients under 25 years of age and three-quarters were men, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018 a man exhales smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. - Canada reported its first hospitalization for severe respiratory illness linked to vaping on September 18, 2019, following an outbreak in the US that has killed seven people and sickened hundreds. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH / AFP)

U.S. to ban flavored vaping products as lung disease cases surge

Sep 12, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The US Health and Human Services says that non-tobacco flavors are being targeted for their youth appeal

DANGEROUS. In this file photo taken on January 22, 2018 shows Jeremy Wong blows vapor from an e-cigarette at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California.  Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. probes link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

Aug 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

United States health authorities are investigating if e-cigarette use is linked to nearly 200 cases of severe lung illness

House OKs bill increasing taxes on alcohol, e-cigarettes starting 2020

Aug 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The new sin tax bill is the first measure to have successfully hurdled the House in the 18th Congress

House substitutes bill on alcohol tax hike to also include e-cigarette tax

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Just before it is approved on 2nd reading, the bill increasing taxes on alcoholic drinks is substituted with a new version that expands its coverage

San Francisco first major U.S. city to ban e-cigarette sales

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:47 AM

The city's legislature unanimously approves an ordinance which backers say is necessary due to the 'significant public health consequences' of a 'dramatic surge' in vaping among youths

E-cigarette use linked to heart trouble – study

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:33 PM

This kind of study is a preliminary one that does not go so far as to say vaping causes heart trouble, or suggest a biological mechanism as to how this might happen

E-CIGARETTES. A man smokes an e-cigarette in Bordeaux, western France, on March 13, 2014. File photo by Nicolas Tucat/AFP

Vaping twice better for quitting smoking than patches, gum – study

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:11 AM

However, an accompanying editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine cautioned: 'While e-cigarettes are 'safer' than traditional cigarettes, they are not without risks'

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic cigarettes.

JUUL e-cigarette maker aims to curb youth appeal

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:17 PM

E-cigarette maker says: 'We certainly don't want youth using the product. It is bad for public health, and it is bad for our mission' which is 'eliminating cigarettes'

DOH: 'Barely any evidence' to prove e-cigarettes safe

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:46 PM

The DOH says that with 'the lack of conclusive data regarding the long-term effects of using e-cigarettes, its health risks cannot be ignored'

LACK OF EVIDENCE. The DOH says there is a lack of conclusive evidence to support the safety of e-cigarettes. Image from Shutterstock

Senate bill seeks to ban e-cigarette use in schools, gov't offices, PUVs

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:55 PM

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

Image from Shutterstock

DOH mulls covering e-cigarettes in smoking ban implementation

Jun 01, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also reveals her department s plan to bring to the Philippines a technology that will detect ambient nicotine present indoors

E-cigarettes not covered by smoking ban EO

May 19, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will include e cigarettes when we have more information and recommendation from the World Health Organization

Draft EO on smoking ban includes e-cigarettes

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:27 AM

The health department is concerned that e cigarettes have become a gateway to conventional smoking

Lawmakers want to regulate e-cigarettes

Sep 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

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

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic cigarettes.

Ombudsman strictly implements smoking ban

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ombudsman will now police smokers in all its offices including those using e cigarettes

E-cigarettes contain dangerous 'popcorn lung' chemicals

Dec 09, 2015 - 10:11 AM

75 of tested samples have diacetyl which has been linked to respiratory disease bronchiolitis obliterans

E-CIGARETTES. A man smokes an e-cigarette in Bordeaux, western France, on March 13, 2014. Nicolas Tucat/AFP

The unbearable lightness of vaping

Mar 17, 2015 - 1:45 PM

What s in your e cigarette?

Oplan 'Lambat-Sibat,' Gigya attack, cheating website | The wRap

Nov 28, 2014 - 8:47 PM

The Philippine National Police reports a ‘downward trend’ in crime in the capital A hacker collective attacks a media integration platform affecting 80 news sites around the world The Philippines is the newest market for a cheating website

E-cigarettes have 10 times carcinogens – Japan researchers

Nov 27, 2014 - 1:48 PM

Researchers find carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in vapor produced by several types of e cigarette liquid

A man smokes an e-cigarette in Bordeaux, western France, on March 13, 2014. Nicolas Tucat/AFP

Are you as annoyed by the word 'vape' as these netizens?

Nov 22, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Does vape merit being the word of the year? Many netizens don t think so

WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors

Aug 26, 2014 - 5:49 PM

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

E-CIG. Image from Wikimedia Commons by TheNorlo.

Youths who try e-cigarettes triple since 2011 – study

Aug 26, 2014 - 8:31 AM

US CDC: More than a quarter of a million young people who had never smoked a cigarette used e cigarettes in 2013

World No Tobacco Day: Doctors urge WHO not to snuff out e-cig

May 29, 2014 - 10:22 PM

It would be unethical and harmful to inhibit the option to switch to tobacco harm reduction products like e cigarettes says the letter

New York City imposes strict e-cigarette ban

Apr 30, 2014 - 3:24 PM

Retailers as of May 18 will no longer be allowed to sell tobacco products or e cigarettes to anyone under 21

E-cigarettes to be regulated under new US plan

Apr 25, 2014 - 1:19 AM

Sellers would be required to enforce a minimum age restriction on those who wish to buy the products including requiring identification

US lawmakers: no e-cigarette sales or ads to youths

Apr 15, 2014 - 6:49 AM

US Senate and House Democrats want the sale and advertisement of electronic cigarettes to children to be barred

E-CIGS. US lawmakers want to ensure electronic cigarettes aren't sold or advertised to children

E-cigarette use not linked to quitting smoking: study

Mar 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Out of 949 smokers only 13 stopped smoking in 1 year after using an e cigarette

Spain patient gets pneumonia by e-cigarettes –hospital

Mar 14, 2014 - 10:43 PM

It is the second case in the world of a breathing complaint related to the use of e cigarettes

EU set to regulate e-cigarettes, discourage smoking

Dec 18, 2013 - 8:59 PM

About 7 million Europeans have turned to e cigarettes in the last 4 years

EU lawmakers approve new anti-smoking bill

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:50 PM

The European Parliament refused to classify e cigarettes as medicinal products which would have restricted their sale to pharmacies

LESS ATTRACTIVE. The new bill passed by European lawmakers aim at making cigarette less attractive

Can PH regulate its e-cigarette industry?

Jul 24, 2013 - 10:15 AM

UPDATED The Food and Drug Administration will need extra resources and manpower to properly regulate the e cigarette industry