Duterte orders total vaping ban: It is toxic and it kills people!
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the total ban on electronic cigarettes and vape products after the country reported its first case of an illness related to their use.
“I will ban it. I will ban the use and importation. You know why? Because it is toxic and the government has the power to issue measures to protect public health and public interest,” Duterte announced in a news briefing Tuesday evening.
“You know ang cigarettes, the confirmed chemical there that is not good for humans is nicotine. It is habit-forming. It is toxic and it kills people,” he explained.
Duterte said he will order the arrest of individuals caught vaping in public places.
“Itong vaping, sabi nila, electronic. Don’t give me that sh*t, better stop it because I will order your arrest if you do it in a room. I am now ordering the law enforcing agencies to arrest anybody vaping in public, which is like smoking. You cannot do it inside the room. That’s full of sh*t. You contaminate people,” he pointed out.