PASIG City will start designating vaping areas separate from those assigned for the consumption of traditional tobacco products, according to and ordinance.
Under the law, vapes or e-cigarettes “may be in an open space or separate area with proper ventilation, but shall not be located within the same room that has been designated as a smoking area.”
Designated vaping areas must have at least one sign that indicates the vaping area and include a warning about the health effects of vaping.
Vaping is prohibited in places of worship, hospitals or health care centers, public transport, government buildings and educational or recreational facilities frequently accessed by minors.
Vaping will be allowed in outdoor areas with “no to low foot traffic without any need for designation as a vaping area.”
Violators of the ordinance will be fined P500 to P5000 and do community service of one to five days. — Marc Wyxzel C. Dela Paz