A Cagayan De Oro councilor is batting for an ordinance that would regulate “vaping” or electronic smoking (e-smoking) in public after the World Health Organization did not provide assurance that e-smoking is safe for human health.
Councilor Lourdes Gaane, a doctor and chair of the city council committee on health, said she is concerned about the proliferation of vaping in the city.
The lady politiko cited the position of the American Cancer Society, which stated that “inhaling a substance is not the same as swallowing it.
There are questions about how safe it is to inhale some substances in the e-cigarette into the lungs.”
According to Gaane, the Canadian Cancer Society also backed the position of the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) about the possible ill-effects of e-smoking.