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Philippine doctors urge president to veto novel tobacco bill over addiction fears

This story covers the reasons why the Philippines College of Physicians objects to a new government bill that will reconcile existing regulations on vaping and novel tobacco products.

The bill will also transfer regulatory authority for such products from the Philippine Food and Drug Administration to the Department of Trade and Industry.

The Philippine College of Physicians says it will take its objections to the Supreme Court if necessary.

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This article was written by one of TobaccoIntelligence’s international correspondents. We currently employ more than 40 reporters around the world to cover individual nicotine markets.

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