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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White paper slams youth vaping disinformation
“This white paper completely discredits and disproves persistent claims that there is a youth vaping epidemic, and that vaping is a ‘gateway’ to smoking,” says Nancy Loucas, CAPHRA’s executive coordinator. Her comments follow several leading international Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) experts compiling and publishing ‘The Subversion of Public Health: Consumer Perspectives’. It slams the World… Read More »White paper slams youth vaping disinformation
Filipino ‘Vape Bill’ celebrated at harm reduction forum
Just three months after the passage of the ‘Vaporized Nicotine and Non-Nicotine Products Regulation Act’, colloquially known as the ‘Vape Bill’, world-renowned experts continue the push for harm reduction alternatives with the signing of ‘The Manila Declaration 2022’. Hosting its fifth annual congregation on 28 October 2022, the Asia Harm Reduction Forum, as a non-profit… Read More »Filipino ‘Vape Bill’ celebrated at harm reduction forum
COP10 delegations must include consumers – CAPHRA
The member organisations of CAPHRA have written to their respective country FCTC delegations attending COP10 asking that each includes at least one consumer of safer nicotine products. COP10 will be held in Panama in November. It is hosted by the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco… Read More »COP10 delegations must include consumers – CAPHRA
UK study again proves vaping risks considerably lower
“Another day and another study proves vaping is considerably less harmful than smoking, yet the World Health Organisation continues its anti-vaping campaign at the cost of millions of smokers’ lives,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA. Her comments follow an independent review of scientific evidence out of the United Kingdom which shows vapers are… Read More »UK study again proves vaping risks considerably lower
NZ’s smokefree in good hands with new health minister
“The appointment of Dr Ayesha Verrall as New Zealand’s Health Minister is good news for the country’s collective effort to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa 2025,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates). “Dr Verrall understands better than anyone that to eradicate the harm from combustible tobacco, viable safer… Read More »NZ’s smokefree in good hands with new health minister
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
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Right To Vape is an international database and repository. It contains testimonials of adults who have quit smoking and/or switched from combustible and unsafe oral tobacco products to safer nicotine alternatives. Any adult who has successfully made the switch is encouraged to share their story for the world to see.
Testimonials from former smokers
“35 years, 3 packs a day, for the last ten years of smoking. Quit smoking 10 years ago. I’ve ever looked back!! Vaping saved my life!!!”
“I was slowly killing myself by smoking for 37 years… I switched to vaping and feel like a new man. I am 59 and have not felt this good in decades. I have been vaping for 5 years now with zero negative effects. Vaping probably saved my life.”
“I was a smoker for 41 years, tried lots of methods to stop. Started using an e-cig in October 2015, and have not smoked tobacco since then.”