Tuesday, July 27, 2021
  • WHO’s attempts to link vaping to COVID, discredited

    The World Health Organization’s attempts to link vaping with COVID-19 have been completely discredited by a significant study out of the United States, says Asia Pacific’s leading Tobacco Harm Reduction consumer advocacy group. Research by the Mayo Clinic published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, titled ‘Electronic Cigarette Use Is Not Associated with…

  • ‘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)…

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- July 23, 2021

@Filtermag_org: "By allowing these devices to become widely available and affordable, Mexico can drive down the 47,000 smoking-related deaths it suffers each year." - @aftariak https://t.co/5VzPy8Jo95
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- July 21, 2021

Decoding the war on safer nicotine products | RegWatch #smokefreelife #Right2Switch https://t.co/ko9jgOD0pH via @RegWatchCanada
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- July 16, 2021

Public health experts question WHO’s campaign against tobacco harm reduction #right2switch #livelifesmokefree https://t.co/bHbmNWj9FI via @ETHealthWorld
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- July 14, 2021

Tobacco harm reduction group criticizes Australia’s vape restrictions #right2switch #livelifesmokefree https://t.co/fVIPrjSnlq via @vaping_post
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- July 12, 2021

Fines on the cards as Australia tightens vaping product standards https://t.co/savhiaOfsQ
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