It's hot news as long as we evoke here even a few days ago. Worse than expected, Filipino policemen today received orders to stop people vaping in public and confiscate their e-cigarette. A shameful maneuver of the populist president who will surprise no one unfortunately.
Filipino police on Wednesday ordered people to stop smoking in public and confiscate their e-cigarettes a few hours after the president Rodrigo Duterte announced that he was going to ban vaping. The head of state described the e-cigarette as "toxic", which he accused of spreading "chemicals" in the body of its users. The Philippines already has one of the toughest laws in Asia against smoking.
Former smoker, Rodrigo Duterte is known for the very violent campaign against narcotics he launched after his election in 2016. But it has also considerably tightened tobacco bans in public places. By invoking " the order of the president The Philippine police chief ordered " all police units across the country to immediately implement the e-cigarette ban and ensure that all offenders are arrested According to a statement.