Mayor Ruffy Biazon Seeks Amendment to Vape Law Amid Reports of Adverse Effects on Youth

In a statement made on Monday, May 29, Muntinlupa City Mayor Ruffy Biazon reiterated his full support for the campaign led by the City Health Office against the proliferation of tobacco and vape use. The statement was delivered during the regular flag-raising ceremony at the City Hall.

The growing popularity of vaping among young people has raised concerns about its potential health effects. Mayor Biazon’s call for an amendment to the Vape Law aims to address these concerns and protect the youth from adverse consequences.

The Need for Amendment

Mayor Biazon recognizes that vaping has become a widespread trend, especially among adolescents. However, recent reports have highlighted the adverse effects of vaping on youth, including respiratory issues, nicotine addiction, and potential long-term health risks. As a result, he seeks to strengthen existing regulations to safeguard the well-being of Muntinlupa’s residents.

Proposed Amendments

The proposed amendments to the Vape Law include:

  1. Stricter Age Restrictions: Mayor Biazon advocates for raising the legal age for purchasing vape products. By limiting access to adults, the city aims to prevent underage vaping.
  2. Health Warnings: The mayor proposes mandatory health warnings on vape product packaging. These warnings would inform consumers about the risks associated with vaping and encourage informed decision-making.
  3. Public Awareness Campaigns: Muntinlupa City plans to launch educational campaigns targeting both youth and adults. These campaigns will emphasize the dangers of vaping and promote healthier alternatives.

Collaborative Efforts

Mayor Biazon’s endorsement of the City Health Office’s anti-tobacco and anti-vape campaign demonstrates the local government’s dedication to promoting a healthy and tobacco-free community. Through collaborative efforts and continued awareness campaigns, Muntinlupa City aims to safeguard the well-being of its residents and create a healthier environment for all.

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