House endorses tobacco harm reduction

The House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Department of Health to promote harm reduction measures as part of its National Tobacco Control Strategy, especially the use of electronic cigarettes or vapes as a less harmful alternative for smokers.Co-authored by Coop-Nattco Party-list Rep. Anthony Bravo and North Cotabato 3rd District Rep. Jose Tejada, House Resolution No. 1885 cited the World Health Organization’s observation that in the U.K., where strict tobacco control measures are in place and electronic nicotine delivery systems (which include e-cigarettes) are becoming more popular, smoking prevalence, cigarette consumption and overall nicotine use appear to be gradually decreasing.

 

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