Proper regulation of e-cigarettes can help prevent sickness, premature death of millions of Filipino smokers: tobacco harm reduction expert

MAKATI CITY – Appropriate regulation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or “vapes”) can help prevent serious sickness in and the premature death of millions of cigarette smokers in the Philippines, according to a leading expert on tobacco harm reduction and e-cigarettes. Dr. Farsalinos urged the Philippine government to create a regulatory framework for e-cigarettes that is

Call for e-cig action in Philippines

Smokers in Philippines are calling for action to make e-cigarettes more widely available and regulated properly. In a first-of-its-kind survey of adult smokers in Philippines, regional consumer advocacy group has found that most smokers (70 percent) see e-cigarettes as a “positive alternative” to tobacco products. The same number – 70 percent – would consider


This is how the market looks in Philippines Percentage adult smokers According to the most recent WHO statistics, 28.3% of adult Filipinos were smokers in 2012. LHP status (legality, availability etc) Currenty, e-cigarettes are available and legal in the Philippines, although the government is considering regulating the import and sale of these devices. Taxation The