Health advocates have reiterated that vapes are not a safe alernative to smoking cigarettes.
According to Philippine College of Physicians president Maricar Limpin, those who want to quit smoking should not shift to vapes, e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products.
“There is no truth that these electronic smoking devices are safe. These are also harmful to people’s health,” Limpin said in a phone interview. A survey commissioned by Vapers PH showed that nine in 10 Filipino smokers wanted a law that would encourage them to switch to less harmful alternatives to cigarettes.