A few days ago in the Philippines, the Ministry of Health launched a call for the regulation of e-cigarettes. This request follows the explosion of a battery in the face and severe burns of a teenager 17 years.
An accident, a teenager 17 years seriously burned in vsiage ... It was enough for the Ministry of Health recommends regulation of the e-cigarette. The call was even supported by WHO (World Health Organization) and the Philippine E-Cigarette Industry Association.
At a press conference, the undersecretary of DOH (health department) Rolando Enrique Domingo said: " The Food and Drug Administration Philippines must regulate the use of vape and all devices capable of delivering nicotine " adding " We want to regulate not only what they contain but also the external elements, including those that may explode".
A regulation of the vape would require legislation and currently bills on this subject are still pending in Congress. In the meantime, Rolando Enrique Domingo proposes that the products of the vape be registered and verified, it also attacks the e-liquid that " could contain harmful chemicals".
FOR WHO, THESE PRODUCTS "HAVE A HEALTHY EFFECT ON HEALTH"
Following these statements, the World Health Organization (WHO) has not hesitated to support this proposal for regulation of the e-cigarette
« We are fully at the side of the Ministry of Health in this call for regulations regarding the use of these devices. It is clear that these are products that have an effect on health, a detrimental effect on health"Said the Dr. Gundo Weiler, WHO representative in the Philippines.
La Philippine E-Cigarette Industry Association (PECIA), argues fair regulation based on unbiased scientific evidence, as well as credible research and results".
The president of PECIA, Joey Dulay, said part of their recommendations " is to authorize only the use and sale of regulated or variable vape devices with safety features that comply with the DTI product standards".