As usual confusion and varying reactions from the public and most especially from the vaping community flared up but for all intents and purposes be forewarned: vaping in public is now unlawful.
Don’t get arrested or better yet don’t get “lost” in the haze of a vape smoke or thick vapor.
So here, as a warning, CNS would like to post the exact memorandum signed by Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa saying “the police are under orders to arrest violators of the vaping ban based on the President’s orders.”
Currently, there is no law covering e-cigarettes other than a Presidential order and as such Ferdinand Rodrigo, president of Vapers Alliance Philippines, says “they wanted to seek clarification from Malacañang on the basis for the ban and its parameters.”
The ban covers public places. (IAMIGO/CNS)