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Activists praise Philippines for enacting progressive vaping product legislation


On July 25 this year, the Philippines’ new vaping product legislation came into effect. The legislation lowered the purchase age of vaping products and heated tobacco products(herbal sticks supplier), removed the two flavors restrictions on vaping liquids, and allowed the use of vaping products in industry associations and trade. Sponsor vaping products outside the event.




In this regard, on August 23, local time, Nancy Loucas, executive coordinator of the Coalition of Asia-Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA), expressed her opinion: “Some progressive vaping product legislation enacted in the Asia-Pacific region has made the Philippines an effective An international leader in the harms of tobacco. This is a huge wake-up call for other countries to switch to safer nicotine products for smokers too.”




Peter Dator, president of Vapers PH, said the new laws protect minors, help eliminate the black market, ensure safety standards and enable adult smokers to access viable cigarette alternatives.




“By adopting a successful THR strategy, we are now joining the ranks of about 70 countries around the world where smoking rates are declining,” Dator said. “This is truly a landmark legislation, and I hope other countries will follow suit Can follow suit. Embracing vaping products is the only way to eradicate smoking.”




Source: tobaccoreporter


Foster City, California suspends flavor ban on vaping products

According to reports, on August 22, local time, the Foster City Council in California, U.S., shelved the regulations “banning the sale of flavored vaping products and other tobacco products” due to potential lawsuits, and plans to proceed in November. Take one step.


The proposed ban had been passed by parliament by a 2-2 vote. In response, City Councilman Patrick Sullivan said he wanted to shelve the project out of consideration for the lawsuit, as some tobacco retailers have sued cities such as Palo Alto for similar ordinances. However, Foster City officials said that none of the lawsuits successfully overturned these prohibitions.


San Mateo County and the cities of Half Moon Bay, South San Francisco, Burlingame, San Carlos, San Mateo and Redwood City have announced bans on the sale of flavored vaping products and other tobacco products, and several others. This is also being considered.


State governments have also gotten involved, with Senate Bill 793, signed into law in 2020, requiring tobacco retailers not to sell flavored tobacco products(HNB tabak), including vaping products.


However, its implementation has now been halted due to a referendum calling for its repeal, delaying California’s decision to ban the sale of flavored vaping products. California voters will vote in the November election to keep or repeal Bill 793.



The UK released a new survey report on vaping products

The UK’s Medicines and Health Products Administration announced in October last year that “any approved vaping product needs to be provided to a doctor for a prescription”. In response, on August 22, local time, released a related survey report, which showed that most people in the country are in favor of providing prescriptions for vaping products in the British National Health Service (NHS).


The survey asked 1,200 respondents to find out how they felt about the development. 35% favored offering these products on prescription given their smoking cessation potential; 38% believed they should be banned given the harms of regular cigarettes, while 45% felt local anti-smoking laws were insufficient severe.


Health Minister Sajid Javid said: “Opening the door to licensed vaping product prescriptions in the NHS will have the potential to address the stark disparities in smoking rates across the country and help people quit successfully, no matter where they live. regardless of their background.”



Royal Irish College of Physicians recommends raising smoking age limit to 21

According to reports, on August 25, local time, Professor Des Cox, chairman of the tobacco policy group of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI), said in a speech that Ireland should consider raising the age limit for purchasing tobacco and nicotine inhalation products to 21 years old.


In addition to age restrictions on tobacco, Cox recommends banning flavored vaping products and placing restrictions on vaping products similar to tobacco products. He explained why he thought a flavour ban was the right thing to do when discussing the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhalation Products) Bill in the Irish Parliament’s Health Committee.


“Adolescents are more likely to initiate nicotine inhalation products through flavored vaping products than other age groups. While adults may also enjoy flavored vaping products, the risks of using nicotine inhalation products in teens and young adults outweighs the benefits of using flavored vaping products,” he said.


Cox added, “The theory that vaping products cause teens to smoke has been disproved countless times by science. Research has also shown that inhaling nicotine products is a route to smoking. Compared with teens who have never used nicotine inhalation products, those who have ever used Teens who have used nicotine inhalation products are three to five times more likely to start smoking.”