The WHO has been overtly against vaping products. Infact last September, two leaked papers from the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO), had suggested that the organization was striving to have vaping products regulated in the same way their combustible counterparts.
与此同时, WHO representative Dr. Ranti Fayokun, a scientist in the National Capacity-Tobacco Control Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, has acknowledged the relative safety of the products, during a hearing on vaping regulation conducted by the House of Representatives in the Philippines.
“If we ban things, if we do not regulate things, we create a blackmarket that does not care about children, that does not care about elderly people, that does not care about us at all.”博士. Andrew da Roza, Addictions Psychotherapist and Lawyer
The vape ban
另一方面, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, has announced a ban on the use and import of e-cigarettes, saying that anyone caught using the products will be arrested. 杜特尔特 74, 曾经是一个沉重的烟民，由于自己的习惯而遭受健康后果, 理所当然地对香烟持严厉的立场.
不幸, 他对电子烟产品持相同立场, 无法理解这些设备是出色的戒烟和减少危害的工具. “这雾, 他们说这是电子的. 别给我那***. 最好停下来, I will order your arrest if you do it in a room… That is like smoking. 你污染人,” 他说.
Bans don’t work, sensible regulations do
与此同时, in the aforementioned congressional hearing, 博士. Andrew da Roza, an addictions psychotherapist and lawyer pointed out how a ban would be counterproductive. “They [谁] are saying if you are a country that cannot produce regulation and cannot enforce regulation, you must ban. 那, to me, is a contradiction. A country cannot regulate perfectly, but the last thing it should do is ban because the blackmarket will proliferate. This is an issue that is extremely important to children. If we ban things, if we do not regulate things, we create a blackmarket that does not care about children, that does not care about elderly people, that does not care about us at all.”