Monday, June 21, 2021
  • ‘Historic’ bill to regulate vaping in Philippines heads to Senate

    A bill that regulates the manufacture, use, sale, distribution, and promotion of vaping, as well as heated tobacco products (HTPs) has passed its third and final reading in the Philippines’ House of Representatives. It will now go to the Senate. According to consumer advocates, barring any undue outside influence, there the bill will be approved into law. Known…

  • Tobacco harm reduction key as Asia home to over half smoking-related deaths – report

    Consumer advocates and tobacco harm reduction (THR) experts called on the World Health Organization (WHO) and governments in Asia and the Far East (A&FE) to allow smokers to choose safer alternatives, following the latest report that more than half of global smoking-related deaths occur in the region. They made the statement during the launch of…

  • Consumers to tackle tobacco harm reduction amid pandemic in V4V webinar

    Consumers and advocates of safer nicotine products in the Asia-Pacific region will tackle the need for effective public health policy to address the smoking epidemic using the same science and principle to contain Covid-19 in an online seminar to be held on 21 March 2021. The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA)…

  • Asian Consumers Hail UK Report Showing Vaping is Better than NRT

    Asia-Pacific consumers and users of safer nicotine products welcomed the latest report by Public Health England showing that vaping or the use of electronic cigarettes is better than nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in stopping smoking. The latest scientific assessment by Public Health England provides a solid proof that e-cigarette, as a tobacco harm reduction tool,…

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- June 21, 2021

Wrong information deters smokers from switching to better alternatives #SmokeFreeLife #Right2Switch https://t.co/6EmONG8KvP
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- June 18, 2021

#VAPING: "I have not had a cigarette since 12rh Feb 2017 - 9 days after first starting vaping. I'd been smoking for 40 years and had given up hope of stopping...." Read more. #Right2Switch #VapingSaves https://t.co/XGS5a3RbQL via @ChangeAus
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- June 16, 2021

Politicians Cite COVID-19 Science; What About the Smoking Pandemic? #Right2Switch #SmokeFreeLife https://t.co/eqIVTDk8SZ
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- June 11, 2021

NEW ZEALAND: Minister Seeking Broad Views On Smokefree Applauded #smokefreelife #Right2Switch https://t.co/GgppcGdiSx
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