Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Specialists appeal to WHO for FCTC charter to embrace tobacco harm reduction

    GENEVA: Seventy-two specialists in nicotine science, policy and practice have written to WHO and its stakeholders asking that they “adopt a more positive approach to new technologies and innovations that have the potential to bring the epidemic of smoking-caused disease to a more rapid conclusion”. The letter coincided with the start of eighth session of the…

  • HK e-cigarette ban contrary to international trend

    Prohibition policy counterproductive to harm reduction The Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam Wednesday announced the Government decision to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes in her latest policy address. The announcement which represents a 180 degree turn on the part of the Government has drawn international criticisms. Heneage Mitchell, founder of factasia.org, an Asia-Pacific consumer rights…

  • Consumer advocates gather in Geneva for COP8

    GENEVA, Switzerland – Consumer advocates gathered in Geneva to pressure FCTC COP8 delegates to accept that Harm Reduction and access to less harmful alternatives to conventional tobacco products is a basic human right and a proven, effective way to tackle and mitigate the death and disease caused by smoking. While the COP8 FCTC opened inside,…

  • Alliance urges COP8 UK delegation to promote remarkable e-cig success

    LONDON: The FCTC’s COP8 summit in Geneva presents a great opportunity for UK delegates to promote the UK’s dramatic success with e-cigarettes. The New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) is calling on UK delegates to communicate to global public health representatives the clear and unequivocal message that e-cigarettes and other alternative nicotine products are far safer than…

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- October 17, 2018

I'm sure that's not a rhetorical question, HK.... #vaping #harmreduction https://t.co/spSD0AfpKV
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- October 16, 2018

AUSTRALIA: WA senator Georgiou advocates for vaping, says 'Australia must move into the 21st century and give vapin… https://t.co/3Hp6UdxTKf
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- October 16, 2018

The stats are in - the report's conclusion states: "These findings (that the use of e-cigs help smokers quit the ha… https://t.co/EqsrnRvRgh
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- October 16, 2018

Higher taxes show way to cut smoking #vaping https://t.co/JN45xtS82f via @SCMPNews
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- October 16, 2018

Twenty-year smoker says 10-year struggle to stop smoking ended when he switched to e-cigarettes. #vaping… https://t.co/r2aU8EAyFR
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