Sunday, October 2, 2022
  • Insight & Opinion || Philanthropic Terrorism

    Around a dozen or more years ago at a conference in South Korea a security expert outlined the existential threats involved with the illicit tobacco trade. Criminal and terrorist syndicates have long been engaged in low risk, highly profitable cigarette smuggling with little fear of serious consequences as the penalties remain relatively light and enforcement…

  • THR advocates to expose anti-vape agenda

    sCOPe is back! Last year’s popular global livestream featuring leading Tobacco Harm Reduction advocates will broadcast again on both World Vape Day (#WVD22) and World No Tobacco Day (#WNTD22). sCOPe has announced that European, African, Indian, North and South American, and Asia Pacific THR consumer organizations will discuss, in one-hour blocks, advocacy and issues in…

  • sCOPe launches extensive THR online library

    The newest global collaboration of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) consumer groups, sCOPe, has launched a comprehensive library of online panel discussions and presentations. sCOPe includes leading THR associations CASAA (Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association) in the United States, ARDT Iberoamerica in Latin America, and CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates). sCOPe…

  • Livestream to scrutinize WHO tobacco conference

    Global advocates for safer nicotine products are broadcasting around-the-clock this week during a secretive international tobacco control conference. Dubbed sCOPe, the YouTube simulcast will focus on COP9, the 9th Conference of Parties for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Despite being shut out of COP9, vapers have vowed they will not be…

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Ann McNeill, a professor of tobacco addiction at King’s and lead author on the study, said smoking was “uniquely deadly”, killing half of all regular, long-term smokers, but that a survey in England found two-thirds of adult smokers were unaware vaping was less harmful.“Vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking in the short to medium term, however, this does not mean vaping is risk-free, particularly for people who have never smoked,” she said.Read more: www.theguardian.com/society/2022/sep/29/switch-from-smoking-to-vaping-cuts-health-risks-substanti...#smokefreeelife #vaping #righttovape #tobaccoharmreduction ... See MoreSee Less

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