Health officials in the Philippines have been urged to endorse e-cigarettes amid the country’s attempts to control tobacco on the basis of Public Health England’s most recent findings. Recently, Public Health England urged hospitals to distribute e-cigarettes along with other smoking cessations to help smokers kick their habits.

The most recent report comes years after the original research where Public Health England said that e-cigarettes are 95% safer than regular tobacco cigarettes. A Philippine vaping group believe that Public Health England’s latest report back up their opinion that e-cigarettes are healthier than regular cigarettes, and called for health officials and lawmakers to “listen to the experts” and endorse vaping.

“Time for the Department of Health to look into this report so they can recommend e-cigarettes and heated-tobacco products to smokers who want to quit,” said Tom Pinlac, head of The Vapers Philippines.

It’s been reported that around 87,000 Filipinos die every year from smoking-related illnesses, with an estimated 17 million that could benefit from vaping, that’s according to Edward Gatchalian, an e-juice manufacturer. “This is a clear message embodied in the PHE report,” said Gatchalian.

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