Electronic Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS/ENNDS)
Administrative Order No. ___ : "Revised Rules and Regulations on Electronic Nicotine and Non- Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS/ENNDS)" (9 page(s), in English)
E-cigarettes, including both Electronic Nicotine and Non-nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS/ENNDS), are used to deliver aerosolized solutions to the lungs, which is similar to the act of smoking. At present, the industry is commonly marketing ENDS/ENNDS as a “safer” or “less harmful” alternative to conventional tobacco products despite the significant level of uncertainty surrounding its safety. The available studies are not enough to clearly and unequivocally conclude that the long-term use of ENDS/ENNDS will not have any harmful effect to human health. There may still be undue harm to health that may be brought about by the use of these products thus, precautionary measures such as regulation by a competent authority is necessary for the protection of public health. Thus, the DOH recognizes the exigency to strengthen its policy for the effective regulation of ENDS/ENNDS products.