Vape bill

Public health in the Philippines in jeopardy as Vape Bill lapses into law

27 July 2022 On July 26, the Philippine News Agency reported that the reconciled Senate Bill No. 2239 and House Bill 9006, popularly known as the “Vape Bill,” had lapsed into legislation. This bill had been repeatedly criticized by leading professional medical societies, former Secretaries of Health, national government agencies, and civil society organizations, which […]

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Philippines: Will Marcos Jr. choose public health over tobacco industry interests?

11 July 2022 By Tita C. Valderama, Source The Manila Times THE Supreme Court recently reversed a regional trial court decision to uphold the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate cigarettes and tobacco products. The ruling came 13 years after a petition was filed for the court’s intervention in the legal battle between

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Philippines: Vape bill version 2022: Congress ‘hijacks’ stringent regulations

5 April 2022 By: Booma Cruz Source: VERA Files In an apparent rush to pass the vaping bill, the 18th Congress reversed itself without regard for legislative tradition or courtesy to a lone consistently dissenting colleague. “Traditionally, we are allowed to ask the sponsor questions during the report on the bicam… The bicameral report was

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