Duterte orders nationwide ban on public vaping, unregistered e-cigarettes sales

MANILA (Xinhua) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an executive order (EO) that prohibits vaping in public and enclosed places nationwide, citing serious health threats to people exposed to the products, the country’s presidential office said yesterday. Duterte on Wednesday signed the EO No 106 banning cigarette smoking in public and enclosed areas such as schools, elevators and stairwells, fire hazards locations and medical facilities. The order was later released yesterday. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin