A man arranges vape products, vape accessories and juices at a vape shop in Cubao, Quezon City. The Vaporized Nicotine Product (VNP) bill, which is touted to significantly reduce the smoking rate and save many lives of Filipino smokers, aims to regulate the manufacture, sale, and use of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs). Both chambers of Congress have already approved their versions of the vape bill. The bicameral conference committee is expected to come up with a final version this week and will be sent to the Office of the President for his signature.
(Ieshua-Jairen Asuncion/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)