The Department of Trade and Industry – Fair Trade Enforcement Bureau (DTI-FTEB) seized 294 units of vaporized nicotine and non-nicotine products, and novel tobacco products worth Php 121,910.00 during its focused enforcement operation in Taguig City, on 08 May 2023.

The common violations of vape establishments are the sale of vapor products that are appealing to minors, such as those with fruit, candy brand, and dessert or cartoon characters; and the sale and promotion of the said products within one hundred (100) meters from any point of the perimeter of a school, playground, or other facility frequented by minors.

FTEB Director Atty. Fhillip D. Sawali and FTEB Enforcement and Product Standards Monitoring Division Chief Ms. Perpetua Werlina R. Lim led the inspection of vape products being sold by 14 vape stores in Taguig

The DTI urges consumers to report violators through the Consumer Care Hotline at DTI (1-384) or