Vaping now regulated in Quezon City

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista signs an ordinance regulating the use of e-cigarettes in public and private places.

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The ordinance prohibits the use of e-cigarettes inside the following areas:

  • Places of worship
  • Hospitals and healthcare centers
  • Public conveyances
  • Government offices
  • Educational facilities primarily intended for minors
  • Recreational facilities primarily intended for minors

Those who violate the ordinance will be punished based on the number of the offense:

  • First offense – P500 to P1,000 fine
  • Second offense – P1,000 to P2,500 fine
  • Third offense – P2,500 to P5,000 fine plus possible revocation of license to operate for businesses

E-cigarettes are allowed in other enclosed spaces, as long as the manager or owner of the areas post an easily seen sign saying “USE OF E-CIGARETTES IS ALLOWED INSIDE.”

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