Saturday, April 4, 2020
  • Things that make you go hmm…

    The World Health Organisation has been under a lot of pressure the last two weeks; first with the issuance and eventual revision of its Q&A Detail on E-Cigarettes and then with the Coronavirus outbreak in China that is spreading globally. For the purposes of this blog, we are going to focus on the WHO FCTC…

  • India’s e-cigarette ordinance regressive, will harm millions of smokers, consumer body says

    DELHI:  One of India’s leading consumer advocacy groups has slammed the government following the passing of ordinance prohibiting the manufacture and sales of e-cigarettes in India, stating that it is a black day for 11 crore (approximately 110 million) smokers in India who have been deprived of safer options. The Association of Vapers India (AVI),…

  • Still blowing smoke in Asia: the region’s failure to embrace tobacco harm reduction efforts continue

    Over half a billion smokers live in Asia, and Asian countries have some of the highest per capita smoking rates – and some of the highest numbers of smoking-related deaths – in the world. Given the staggering damage to its citizens’ health that smoking is responsible for you’d think that regional governments would be eagerly…

  • Switch to vaping campaign launched in Australia

    The first ever Australian campaign that encourages adult tobacco smokers who can’t or won’t quit to switch to vaping to reduce the harm from smoking has been launched in Australia. The campaign – “Switch2Vaping” – has been developed by leading Australian tobacco harm reduction advocates at a time when data from Australia’s latest National Health…

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"Although vaping-related illnesses are a public health concern, cigarettes continue to kill nearly 480,000 Americans each year, and several reviews support the conclusion that e-cigarettes contain fewer toxicants and are safer for non-pregnant adults," said Erik Nesson, an economics professor in the Miller College of Business at Ball State, and a member of the research team. #vapers #ecigarettes #LiveLifeSmokeFreeThe idea of introducing taxes is to wean people off from a bad habit. However, in this case, taxes on e-cigarettes will just lead smokers to continue or return to their harmful practices.

The bottom line is that e-cigarette sales may increase as traditional cigarette taxes go up, and conventional cigarette sales may increase as e-cigarette taxes rise.

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Rosanna O’Connor, Director of Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs at Public Health England said: “Public Health England’s 2018 independent evidence review found that to date, there have been no identified health risks of passive vaping to bystanders.

“There is currently no evidence that coronavirus can be caught from exposure to e-cigarette vapour.” #ecigarettes #smokefree4life #vapingThere is “currently no evidence” that the coronavirus can be transmitted by inhaling someone else’s vape cloud, according to experts at Public Health England.

In these trying times, it is important to keep calm and get the facts right. We at CAPHRA would like to remind everyone to take the proper precautions against the coronavirus and do their best to stay safe.

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