Philippines to ban e-cigarettes after lung illness case

The ban comes days after the Department of Health said a teenager in central Philippines who's been vaping for six months and also smoking cigarettes was diagnosed with a lung injury. Foto: AP/Nam Y. Huh

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will stop the importation of electronic cigarettes and prohibit their use in public after a teenager contracted a lung illness tied to vaping.

"I will ban it, the use and the importation," Duterte said at a televised briefing on Tuesday evening. "I am now ordering the law enforcement agencies to arrest anybody vaping in public."..

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