Philippines: “No sound evidence” that e-cigarettes are safer

The Philippines’ health secretary has discouraged the public from using e-cigarettes as he doesn’t believe they’re a ‘harmless’ alternative to smoking. Francisco Duque III has told people not to be deceived by claims that e-cigarettes are safe tobacco alternatives, saying there was “no sound evidence” to support such claims. Duque said: “I’m aware of the claims that e-cigarettes contain fewer…