Duterte Bans Non-FDA Approved E-Cigarettes

Duterte Bans Non-FDA Approved E-Cigarettes

Executive Order 106 was recently signed by President Duterte prohibiting the manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of unregistered e-cigarette products and its use in public places. The  Executive Order was signed in Feb. 26, a month after he announced his desire to ban the public use and importation of e-cigarettes.

The EO specifies that all e-liquids, solutions or refills forming components of Electronic Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS/ENNDS) or heated tobacco products (HTPs) should be registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All devices forming components of ENDS/ENNDS or HTPs should also be subject to the product standards imposed by the Department of Trade and Industry and the FDA.

The EO also covers other novel tobaccos, not just e-cigarettes, practically expanding Duterte’s recent EO 26 prohibiting smoking in public places nationwide.

Other novel tobacco products shall be regulated in accordance with RA NO. 9211 and other relevant issuances, and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Inter-Agency Committee-Tobacco (IAC-T), established under the said law.

A set of rules, regulations, and standards governing the registration of vape products and their components, and  etc, will be provisioned by the FDA within 30days from the effectivity of the said EO. [Source]

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