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TOBACCO-DEPENDENT ECONOMIES ADVISED TO QUICKLY DIVERSY AWAY FROM LEAF PRODUCTION OR SUFFER DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES-THE TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION CAMPAIGN IS UNSTOPPABLE
TAIPEI IS FIRST TO USE ORDINANCE TO BAN E-CIGARETTES
COP9/RICCARDO POLOSA: “I’M DEEPLY CONCERNED BY WHO’s LACK OF INTEREST IN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS TOWARDS SAFER NICOTINE PRODUCTS”
In the lead-up to the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), numerous issues remain obscure, for instance, the lack of a serious discussion on tobacco harm reduction, and secrecy surrounding the topics to be discussed.
SMOKERS CAN’T AFFORD WHO TO BE WRONG AGAIN
The World Health Organization’s failure to declare a global emergency in 2020 will be repeated in 2021 when the WHO will likely abandon international tobacco harm reduction efforts and condemn millions of smokers to an early death,” says Nancy Loucas, a leading consumer advocate.
IMPROVED HEALTH MEASURED IN COPD PATIENTS SWITCHING FROM SMOKING TO USING HTPs
A recent study led by Prof. Riccardo Polosa, award winning and renowned expert, confirmed that smokers with COPD who switched from smoking to using Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs) reported improved respiratory symptoms, in comparison to those who continued to smoke.
STORY OF THE WEEK
WHO URGED TO EMBRACE HARM REDUCTION
WHO remained implacably opposed to harm reduction for tobacco and is increasingly viewed as having overseen a “mission creep,” which now sees international tobacco control setting its sights on prohibition for nicotine in all its forms.