Philippines: heated tobacco regulation, January 2023

In recent years the country has changed its heated tobacco framework and it does not seem that the “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. government is willing to modify it. In the short term, manufactures and retailers will need to start complying with the provisions of the Vaporised Nicotine and non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act, and new technical regulations will clarify loopholes in the recently enacted law, such as labelling requirements.

This report provides a detailed summary of the current regulatory framework in place for heated tobacco products in the Philippines, covering all policy areas.

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Fernanda Tucunduva

Legal analyst
Fernanda holds a masters degree in Criminology from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated in Law from de Pontifícia Universidade Católica and specialised in Criminal Corporate Law in São Paulo, Brazil. She has worked as a criminal and compliance lawyer in several law firms and also as an intern in the public sector in Brazil.

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