President Duterte, in a press conference at the Malacañang on Tuesday evening, said he is ordering the total ban on e-cigarettes and vape products in the country. PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa on Wednesday ordered all police units to arrest persons vaping in public. The patient is a 16-year-old girl whohas been using e-cigarettes for 6 months, it added. The health department saidshe was into “dual use” “concurrently” smoking regular cigarettes. “Itong vaping, sabi nila, electronic. Don’t give me that shit, better stop it because I will order your arrest if you do it in a room. I am now ordering the law enforcing agencies to arrest anybody vaping in public, which is like smoking. You cannot do it inside the room. That’s full of shit. You contaminate people,” the President said. The DOH earlier called for an outrightban on vaping as it warned Filipinos that e-cigarettes are not a provennicotine replacement therapy and can cause lung illness./PN The DOH said the girl was admitted tohospital on Oct. 21 complaining of “sudden-onset severe shortness ofbreath.” “You know ang cigarettes, the confirmed chemical there that is not good for humans is nicotine. It is habit-forming. It is toxic and it kills people,” the Chief Executive added. “Confiscated items are accounted for and disposed of properly, and coordinate with local government units and agencies, vape stores and owners to enhance the enforcement of the ban,” he added. MANILA – The Philippine National Police(PNP) began its nationwide crackdown on the use of electronic cigarettes –popularly known as vape – in public, following President Rodrigo Duterte’sorder to ban such devices over public health issues. The Department of Health last week said it received the report on a recorded case of electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury from Central Visayas. “In compliance with the order of the President, all police units nationwide are directed to enforce the ban on use of vapes, ensure that all violators will be arrested and properly recorded in the police blotters,” Gamboa said. “I will ban it. I will ban the use and importation. You know why? Because it is toxic and the government has the power to issue measures to protect public health and public interest,” Duterte said.
Stoke have been given an extra 24 hours to decide whether to appeal Robert Huth’s Football Association charge of violent conduct. Press Association The defender was charged on Tuesday following a clash with Fulham defender Philippe Senderos in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage that was missed by match officials at the time. Stoke initially had until 6pm on Wednesday evening to respond to the charge but that has been extended until the same time on Thursday evening. If the Potters accept the charge, Huth will miss matches against West Ham, Newcastle and West Brom, and the club will be mindful that any appeal deemed frivolous could result in an extra match being added by the FA.
LEEDS, England (Reuters) – Leeds United moved one step closer to ending a 16-year wait for a Premier League return after a 1-0 win over Barnsley in the second-tier Championship put them within a point of automatic promotion to the top flight.Leeds, who missed out on promotion last year after finishing third and losing in the playoffs, are top with 87 points — five points ahead of West Bromwich Albion and six in front of third-placed Brentford with two more rounds of fixtures left.A first half own goal from Michael Sollbauer as he tried to block Patrick Bamford’s cut-back ensured Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side took home all three points in a cagey Yorkshire derby.“It was a product of the collective effort,” Bielsa told a post-match news conference. “We had to run a lot to keep the result. I value a lot the courage and effort all the players gave to keep the difference in the result.”If West Brom fail to win at Huddersfield Town on Friday and Brentford do not beat Stoke City away on Saturday, Leeds would be champions by the time they visit Derby County on Sunday.Leeds striker Bamford said promotion would be a big moment for the city but warned that Leeds were “not over the line yet” and that winning the title was the priority.“The way we looked at it is that before this game it was six points to be champions, not just to go up,” he told Sky Sports. “Going up is obviously the main aim but if you’re going up as champions it makes it so much better.”