The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates
CAPHRA is an alliance between the Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates and their respective organisations in the region.
We are unfunded and grassroots.
To educate, advocate and represent the right of adult alternative nicotine consumers to access and use of products that reduce harm from tobacco use..
All of our members work collaboratively through discussion, support, and mentorship for our respective countries’ consumers and together as the representative consumer voice in the Asia Pacific region.
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The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) issued a sharp critique 24 January 2024 of the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) for its exclusion of consumer groups and harm reduction advocates from the Tenth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP10). “CAPHRA argues that this exclusionary… Read…
In a controversial move that has left public health advocates and consumers in a cloud of disbelief, the Australian Government has decided to effectively ban vapes, a decision that flies in the face of harm reduction evidence and the rights of smokers seeking safer alternatives. “While the details of the new regulations are shrouded in… Read…
On September 20th, 2023, the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) entered its second day, and 2FIRSTS engaged in a conversation with Nancy Loucas, the Public Health Policy and Executive Coordinator for CAPHRA from New Zealand. Nancy provided an overview of tobacco and e-cigarette regulations in New Zealand and Australia, highlighting the differences in their… Read…
CAPHRA YouTube Channel
A variety of videos on Tobacco Harm Reduction, including interviews with international THR advocates, plus episodes of The Advocates Voice. Feel free to sift through the any playlists to learn about CAPHRA’s efforts throughout the Asia Pacific region
We are constantly in the news, and provide an alternative source other than one-sided mainstream reporting on tobacco harm reduction efforts and THR advocacy.
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Testimonials from former smokers
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