Philippine finance secretary mulls the possibility of banning disposable vapes

Tax evasion has been put forward as the newest reason to ban disposable vaping products in the Philippines.

Finance secretary Ralph Recto has proposed the ban, citing the non-payment of excise taxes as well as the lack of proper business registration.

“I think we should ban disposable vape products,” he said earlier this year. “Most, if not all, disposable vape products are unregistered with the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) and do not pay excise taxes.”

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