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Health experts and advocates on Wednesday asked senators to raise to 21 or 25 years old the minimum age of persons who may be allowed to purchase or use vape, e-cigarettes and vapor products to curb its harmful effects on minors. The bills [...] propose to prohibit the purchase, sale, distribution and use of such products for children below 18 years old. [...]

“Scientific studies have shown the age of maturation actually occurs at the age of 25 years. Now, if we are thinking of changing the minimum age of purchase maybe what we should do is even increase it to 25 years,” said Philippine College of Physicians executive director and doctor Encarnita Blanco-Limpin.