E-cigarettes, vapes available in PHL do not have FDA registration

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All e-cigarettes advertised as smoking-cessation devices are technicaly illegal, as not one brand has successfully applied for a Certificate of Product Registration, according to Food and drug Administration (FDA) Director Ana Rivera, Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research.

“Unfortunately, walang nag-aapply pa for CPR, because of the requirements for clinical trials, because it is considered as a part of smoking cessation,” Rivera said during the Department of Health’s (DOH) press briefing on World No Tobacco Day.

Rivera said there are talks within the FDA and DOH to update their regulations to include e-cigarettes and related devices that do not claim to be smoking-cessation devices.

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