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New laws often build upon and strengthen existing laws, but in the midst of a pandemic when health-protective measures should be prioritised, retrogressive bills seeking to loosen existing restrictions on heated tobacco products (HTPs) and electronic nicotine/non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS/ENNDS) have advanced in Philippine Congress, despite firm objections from the country’s health and medical communities led by the Philippine Medical Association, Philippine College of Physicians, and Philippine Pediatric Society, as well as public interest lawyers and youth groups.