The Department of Health (DOH) even claimed it will not help people to quit smoking.
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Quitting has never been easy for most smokers in the Philippines. Despite the strong campaign of the Department of Health, local government units, and other private organizations, achieving a 100 percent cigarette smoke free country is still proving to be an uphill climb.
This probably attracted a Hong Kong-based business firm to invent the so-called e-cigarette.
The Health department recently issued a public advisory e-cigarettes falls into “a category of consumer products designed to deliver nicotine into the lungs after one end of a metal or plastic cylinder is placed in the mouth, like a cigarette or cigar and inhaled to draw a mixture of air and vapors from the device into the respiratory system.”
The US Food and Drugs Administration also stated the e-cigarette is not healthy and cancer-free as many people believed.
Though e-cigarette is not yet included in the anti-smoking campaign in Baguio City, the public is nevertheless warned about its effects.