July 13, 2024
The Smoke-Free Baguio Task Force led another round of inspection of vape shops in the city in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry, Food and Drug Administration, Bureau of Internal Revenue-CAR, Baguio City Police Office, Permits and Licensing Division, and Public Order and Safety Division on March 9. The team inspected three establishments that were issued notices of violation. One was found selling unauthorized vape products while the others operated without business permits. They also issued citation tickets to individuals who were chanced upon smoking outside the designated smoking areas. — Neil Ongchangco