The Philippines has introduced a new law that allows smokers to inhale cigarette smoke in public places, but some say that is not enough.
According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippines is one of the few countries where e-cigarettes can be used in public.
According to the law, smokers can purchase and use e-cigarette in bars, restaurants, cinemas, clubs, movie theaters, and places of entertainment.
E-cigarettes were introduced in the United States in 2010, but they are banned in many other countries.
Since then, the number of e-cig users has grown in the country, and e-cigs have also been popular in Japan.
The Philippines is among the countries that have allowed e-Cigarettes in bars.
According the government, e-liquid in public is a public health issue and should not be a place where children are exposed to nicotine and tobacco smoke.
The Philippines has no laws against smoking e-colas, but the country is still the only country in the world where the use of e,b,v,p and pb are illegal.
The new law is a step forward in the fight against smoking, said Erika Alvarado, head of the Philippine American Tobacco Association.
Alvarados said the Philippines has a history of fighting against tobacco use.
“The Philippines was one of our first countries to legalize the sale of e cigarettes, and we have the largest e- cigarette market in the Middle East and Africa,” she said.
“The Philippines is also the only Asian country that allows smoking of e cigs in public,” she added.
Alvarados told ABC News the Philippines needs to focus on reducing tobacco use in the nation.
“In the Philippines, the tobacco use is very high.
In the first year, there were 5,000 cases of tobacco-related diseases.
So we have to take care of the people who are addicted,” she explained.
Alvaso said smoking e cig is not a health risk and does not lead to cancer.
“If we do not want to see the people that are addicted, we should stop them from smoking cigarettes,” he said.ABC News reached out to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) for comment.
In March, the Philippine government announced a ban on e- cigarettes.
In an interview with ABC News, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said, “We are trying to be responsible, but at the same time, we cannot stop the use.
We have to get more people to quit smoking, but we cannot force people to stop.”