The Philippine National Police (PNP) have started cracking down on people vaping in public places following President Duterte’s order to this effect.
Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, PNP officer-in-charge said in a statement he has already directed all police commanders to increase police visibility in all public places, particularly in the vicinity of schools, and to go after those found vaping.
“Likewise, all PNP personnel are directed to refrain from violating the directive or risk disciplinary sanctions,” Gamboa said.
Gamboa added that all PNP camps should be vape zone.
All heads of offices and chiefs of police units in all levels are held accountable for the strict enforcement and compliance of their personnel with the ban.
“All PNP camps and offices are declared “NO VAPE ZONE,” he said.
The PNP urges all vapers to cease and desist from using vapes.
Duterte yesterday said he will ban vaping in public places because for health reasons, following mounting cases in the Philippines and abroad about people falling ill with respiratory ailments.
“I am now ordering all law enforcement agencies to arrest anybody vaping in public. That is like smoking,” Duterte added.