Rappler's latest stories on vape
(UPDATED) 'With the President as our reliable ally in public health, and with medical associations and advocacy groups joining our campaign, our anti-smoking efforts are made stronger,' says Health Secretary Duque
Those who fail to pay the penalties will face cases, Mayor Benjamin Magalong writes in his demand letter to those caught by the Smoke-free Task Force
The WHO warns that vaping can damage growing fetuses and impact teenagers' brains
There is also a proposal for mandatory health warnings on vaping product packaging and limiting their nicotine content
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
'This is the first known case of a metal-induced toxicity in the lung that has followed from vaping and it has resulted in long-term, probably permanent, scarring of the patient's lungs,' says a researcher
The Philippine National Police arrests then immediately releases hundreds of vape users as they have no law as basis to build a case
At least 100 vapes are confiscated in Cebu alone. No arrests are made in the crackdown on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices.
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
'Not a fan of vaping, but whatever happened to due process?' one netizen writes
Is vaping allowed in designated smoking areas? The President's foot soldiers are piecing policy puzzles as they go.
'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
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’
The President's remark is the latest show of disregard for the independence of the judiciary and the role of lawyers
Central Visayas Police Chief Valeriano De Leon says his policy would be based on Executive Order 26, which bans smoking in public places
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
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
President Rodrigo Duterte's order comes after the Department of Health confirmed the first Evali case in the country
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'
A 16-year-old girl from the Visayas is the first confirmed case of e-cigarette or vape-associated lung injury in the Philippines
Pasay City prohibits vaping in government offices, hospitals and health care centers, places of worship, educational and recreational facilities, and transportation
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
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this would allow 'existing health information systems capture to data on vaping-related disorders'
This comes less than a week after the states of New York and Michigan announced a ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes
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
The US Health and Human Services says that non-tobacco flavors are being targeted for their youth appeal
United States health authorities are investigating if e-cigarette use is linked to nearly 200 cases of severe lung illness
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
WHO voices concern at attempts by Philip Morris International to co-opt international efforts for its own campaign this week promoting new vaping and heated tobacco products as part of the solution to the world's smoking epidemic
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signs an ordinance regulating the use of e-cigarettes in public and private places
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
Philip Morris is seeking lower insurance rates for smokers who switch to their 'smoke-free' IQOS products
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'
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'
The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences did not compare the cancer-causing potential of traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes
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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
75 of tested samples have diacetyl which has been linked to respiratory disease bronchiolitis obliterans
Does vape merit being the word of the year? Many netizens don t think so