Understanding No Vaping Signs: What You Need to Know

Understanding No Vaping Signs: What You Need to Know

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Introduction

no vaping sign

It's important to know where you can and can't vape, especially in the Philippines. If you've seen a 'No Vaping Sign' in some places, it's essential to understand how to responsibly navigate these areas so that you can enjoy vaping without causing any issues.

The Legal Landscape: Vaping Regulations in the Philippines

Overview of RA 11900

The Philippines has implemented strict regulations on vaping through Republic Act No. 11900. RA 11900, more widely known as the Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act, was passed on 26 July 2022.


This act shall regulate the importation, distribution, and use of VNNPs in the Philippines to ensure consumer safety.

Other Vaping Laws 

Law 

Year Signed 

Details 

Executive Order No. 26 (E.O. 26)

2017

Law to create smoke-free environments and regulate smoking advertisements, sales, use, and Designated Smoking Areas (DSA).

Executive Order No. 106 (E.O. 106),

2020

Law amending the E.O. 26 to include regulations for Electronic Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS/ENNDS) and heated tobacco products (HTPs).

Non-Combustible Nicotine Delivery System Regulation Act of 2020

2020

Law to regulate vapes, with two House joint committees approving the bill.

Key Provisions Affecting Vapers

  • Vaping is prohibited for minors under 18 years. Anyone under 21 cannot purchase ENDS/ENNDS, HTPs, and their parts.
  • The FDA sets health warnings on vapes. Labels should stipulate the manufacturer's name, location, the content quantity, and the nicotine percentage.
  • Advertisement on vaping and smoking products is only allowed at the point of sale. Displays outside these establishments—including adult-only facilities—are totally prohibited. Retailers can't display ads near schools, playgrounds, and youth centers—up to 100 meters within these locations.
  • Under E.O. 106, flavors and additives that are most attractive to those below 21 should be prohibited to prevent vaping from being appealing to a teen's sense of smell. Vape products shall not contain THC or any other cannabinoids. Anyone found violating it shall be fined under the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Non-compliance with RA 11900 is punishable with a hefty penalty. A violator can be punished by a fine, imprisonment, or both. Businesses that sell vape products without the duly authorized license can also incur penalties. Thus, knowledge of the regulations is necessary to avoid running afoul of the law.

Decoding No Vaping Signs 



 

Common Types of “No Vaping Signs”

No vaping signs come in various forms. Some signs are straightforward, with a clear "No Vaping" message, while others might use symbols like a crossed-out vape pen. Observe the places with the following signs: 


  • “Notice - Electronic Cigarettes Prohibited”
  • “No Smoking or Vaping”
  • "No Smoking, Smokeless Tobacco, or E-Cigarettes"

Where You Are Likely Encounter Them

You can find no vaping signs in several places in the Philippines: 

  • Public transport stations
  • Government buildings
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Educational institutions

The Implications of Different Signs

Different signs may imply different levels of restriction. Some areas may totally frown on vaping, while some spots may be reserved for it in other areas. Always carefully read the signs to understand what exactly is allowed.

Navigating Vape-Free Zones

Public Spaces Where Vaping Is Prohibited

Using VNNPs (Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products) is not allowed in public places like:

  • Schools and universities
  • Enclosed spaces such as elevators and stairwells
  • Buildings or premises of public and private hospitals, medical, dental, and optical clinics

Vaping is also prohibited in other public areas where people gather, including:

  • Churches
  • Public transportation
  • Conference halls
  • Restaurants

How to Identify Designated Vaping Areas

Designated vaping areas are places where vaping is permitted. Although DVAs are standards in themselves, there are stipulations revolving around size and adequate ventilation to ensure vapors do not filter into common spaces.

Post clear "Vaping Area" signs and no person under the age of 18 years is allowed around those areas. Watch for the signs in places such as bars, some outdoor areas, and private businesses that allow vaping. Food and beverages may not be sold, served, or offered in the DVAs. Knowing these areas will help you avoid fines and show regard for public spaces.

Etiquette for Vaping in Shared Spaces

Even in areas where vaping is allowed, practicing good etiquette is essential. 

  • Avoid blowing vapor directly at people
  • Respect others' space
  • Always dispose of vape waste properly

RELX Devices for Permitted Areas

RELX Mini Device

The RELX range caters pretty well to its vapers under permitted circumstances. Let us have a detailed look at some of the best RELX devices.

RELX Mini Device: Compact and Discreet

The RELX Mini Device is undoubtedly one of the best options one could see vapers on the go reaching out for. This compact vape mod is utterly portable, handy to be taken anywhere, and fits very conveniently into most pockets or even a very small purse. 


It's the versatility that really sets the RELX Mini apart: one device works with a wide breadth of pods, letting users switch up flavors and nicotine strengths. 

RELX Infinity 2 Device: Advanced Features for the Discerning Vaper

The RELX Infinity 2 Device is a top-notch option for those seeking advanced vaping features. With three adjustable modes, you can tailor your vaping experience to suit your preferences, whether you want a smoother hit or a more intense flavor. 


Its enhanced battery life ensures it can keep up with your daily vaping needs, while the fast-charging capability means less downtime and more enjoyment. 

RELX Artisan Device: Style Meets Functionality

Looking for a little more style with the device without losing performance? The RELX Artisan Device will serve just that. More premium design options will let it show you some elegance and class, as the device doesn't let off at its exterior but will be one of the smoothest and most consistent vapes out there. 


That really is the fusion of elegance and reliability, making the RELX Artisan Device among the top choices of any vape enthusiast looking to enjoy the session not only stylishly but also with self-assuredness.

RELX Essential Device: The Perfect Starter Kit

First time to vape? RELX Essential Device is the best starter kit. Thanks to its easy design, then it will become easy to use, even for a beginner like you, making every user have no hassle when starting to vape. Not only is it trouble-free to use, but it's also very inexpensive, making it a great tool for all beginners. 

Concretely, the RELX Essential Device is convenient, easy, inexpensive, and provides a smooth, enjoyable vape for first-timers.

Vape Responsibly with RELX PH 

To be a responsible vaper in the Philippines, it's important to understand and adhere to "no vaping" signs and regulations. While enjoying vaping, it's crucial to respect both the laws and those around you. Stay informed and choose from a range of premium vape products at RELX Philippines to find the right device for your vaping needs.

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