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Rappler's latest stories on e-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

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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

E-cigarettes: To ban or not to ban?

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:16 AM

Contrasting claims about the pros and cons of e cigarettes leave government in a quandary