Tag Archives: Smokefree

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes explained

Barely 15 months after President Rodrigo Duterte banned “the use, sale or purchase of e-cigarettes and tobacco products” to persons below 21 years old, the House of Representatives approved a bill lowering to 18 the minimum age of persons who can buy heated tobacco products (HTPs) and electronic nicotine/non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDs/ENNDS). House Bill No. 9007 or the Non-Combustible Nicotine Delivery Systems Regulation Act, passed on third and final reading last May, also allows, among others, online marketing and sale of HTPs and ENDs/ENNDS, subject to safeguards. […]

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Smoke-free Worksite Laws Curbing Vaping

A new observational study from researchers at the Yale School of Public Health suggests smoke-free worksite laws may yield reductions, not only in conventional cigarette use, but in the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems as well. The researchers also found that adding vaping restrictions to these laws did not lead to further reductions in use of electronic nicotine delivery systems. Indeed, such restrictions appeared to reduce smoke-free worksite laws’ effects on conventional cigarette use. By estimating effects on both smoking and vaping—an increasingly popular alternative to […]

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