Last updated: May 23, 2022
Are e-cigarettes partly or entirely regulated under tobacco control laws?
The picture health warnings required (beginning May 12, 2024) on unit packets and any outside packaging of e-cigarettes sold in the Philippines must be compliant with Republic Act No. 10643 (Graphic Health Warnings Law).
Are e-cigarettes partly or entirely regulated under medicine or pharmaceutical laws?
The Food and Drug Administration has jurisdiction over the approval of “medicinal or therapeutic claims” and has the explicit authority to authorize “reduced risk statements” on e-cigarette marketing materials pursuant to Republic Act No. 9711.
Are e-cigarettes partly or entirely regulated under any other laws?
Republic Act No.11900 or the “Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act” regulates nearly all aspects of e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes are subject to the product standards issued by the Department of Trade and Industry in consultation with the Food and Drug Administration.