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Gov’t logs record crackdown of illegal vape products in 5 months, tops 2023 haul

Among the confiscated brands were 2,428 units of RELX worth P534,190, and 158 units of Waka by RELX worth P35,440. In March 2024, the DTI suspended the sale and distribution of the vape brand Flava due to repeated violations of RA 11900.

DTI to establish vape certification facilities

By June 2024, the product registration and other related provisions of RA 11900 or the Vape Law will take effect. All importation and manufacturing of vaporized nicotine and non-nicotine products and novel tobacco products shall be required to undergo the DTI mandatory certification process prior to market distribution.

DTI seizes vape products in Valenzuela City, issues notices to online stores

The DTI’s Online Monitoring Unit (OMU) has also intensified its online monitoring initiatives, with 93 online stores found to be compliant while 17,735 were non-compliant.

DTI seizes almost P3M uncertified vape products in NCR

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it has seized 9,695 units of uncertified vaporized nicotine and non-nicotine products, and novel tobacco products worth P2,988,473 during its enforcement initiatives in NCR from Feb. 9 to April 26.

DTI warns e-commerce firms to remove vape products from platforms

Shopee Philippines is the first to comply by removing over one million prohibited vape listings from its platform.

Pia hits ‘attractive’ designs, flavors of vape products aimed at youth

In a privilege speech delivered on Monday, Feb. 6, Sen. Pia Cayetano expressed alarm over the “attractive” designs and flavors of e-cigarette and vape products targeting the youth as the primary market.

DepEd calls on Duterte to veto bill on e-cigarettes

The DepEd said at least 870,000 learners in the basic education sector and 1.1 million learners in senior high school will become legally allowed to be marketed with e-cigarettes or vapes once the bill becomes law.

Senators reject proposal to bar below 21-year-olds to use e-cigs

During the hybrid Senate hearing on Monday, Dec. 13, senators rejected the proposed amendment of Sen. Pia Cayetano to Senate Bill No. 2239 or the Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Act, which will change the proposed minimum allowable age -- from 18 to 21 years old -- for the purchase, sale and use of vaporized nicotine products.
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