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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.


Our mission and aim is to educate, advocate and represent the right of adult alternative nicotine consumers to access and use of products that reduce harm from tobacco use.


We are unfunded and grassroots.



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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#sCOPe Update

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sCOPe livestream a major success

Despite being shut out of a key international tobacco control conference, advocates for safer nicotine products have successfully aired a global round-the-clock livestream, dubbed sCOPe.

Undeterred by the lockout, Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) experts and consumers on the YouTube simulcast remained steadfast and challenged the effectiveness of COP9 – the 9th Conference of Parties for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

A co-operative effort by THR consumer organisations globally, sCOPe is totally independent, positively informing the public and media, as well as millions of ex-smokers now using harm reduced products such as nicotine vapes.

sCOPe was simulcast on YouTube HERE and on Facebook from 8-12 November 2021. The sCOP3 Livestream Library can be accessed by clicking on the sCOPe logo, or by clicking this link to download the PDF.


sCOPe organiser, Nancy Loucas:

Combustible tobacco kills, nicotine doesn’t, yet the WHO is sadly throwing huge resources at the wrong target. By not following the scientific and human evidence, the WHO’s advisers and funders are hindering global smoking cessation rates, not helping.


Peter Dator, president of consumer group Vapers PH and sCOPe panellist:

“We should stop discriminating against those who need alternatives in order to quit smoking. Not everyone can quit cold turkey. We are with you in the fight against smoking especially among the youth.”



CAPHRATuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 12:13am
FDA vaping regulations are killing people. That is the message @amandawheeler32 will share during an upcoming panel with Nancy Loucas @caphraorg and Chim Ngoma @ChimNgoma at #GFN22 @gfnicotine
CAPHRAMonday, May 16th, 2022 at 11:20pm
Tobacco Harm Reduction Conference
CAPHRAMonday, May 16th, 2022 at 11:19pm
Two former @WHO Directors writing in @thelancet declare that @fctcoffocial “is no longer fit for purpose” They argue that “the missing strategy … is harm reduction” and rejecting harm reduction “privileges...cigarettes.”
CAPHRAMonday, May 16th, 2022 at 10:03pm
In response to the same editorial, Derek Yach ( @swimdaily) says @TheLancet failed to mention the role of safer nicotine products and "should praise the UK for showing how smoking can become obsolete through approaches that include tobacco harm reduction".
CAPHRAMonday, May 16th, 2022 at 10:02pm
Responding to this @TheLancet editorial (, Profs Robert Beaglehole ( @BeagleholeR) & Ruth Bonita ( @iPHC2) urge the journal to "actively endorse harm reduction as a crucial strategy for reducing the health burden caused by tobacco".
CAPHRAorgMonday, May 16th, 2022 at 11:11am

In Case You Missed It:

CAPHRAorgMonday, May 16th, 2022 at 11:09am

More madness from Australia

CAPHRAorgMonday, May 16th, 2022 at 10:00am

#vapefam we NEED you to please SHARE this link: and get as many people as you can to tell their stories...if we can break 20,000 by #WVD22 it will show the world that #THRworks! Share...

CAPHRAorgSunday, May 15th, 2022 at 9:47am

Anecdote #13,456

Jaime smoked for 10 years and flavors helped her finally quit. Studies show that non-tobacco flavors appeal to adults. Avoiding tobacco flavor also decreases risk of relapse.

What's YOUR real story? Submit your testimonial...

CAPHRAorgFriday, May 13th, 2022 at 8:49am

Why is #sCOPe22 Live Stream so important? Because people are DYING from the narrow mindedness of @FCTCofficial bought & paid for by a philanthropist w/no #PublicHealth background. #WNTD22 #THRworks

Vapers Testimonials

Tried everything during my +40 years of smoking to stop ! None of it worked for me! With the Vape is was just like a Walk in the park ! It came just by itself in less than 4 days, I don’t like the taste and smell of combustible cigarettes anymore! And will never return to the cigarettes either!

Ole Frederiksen

If it were banned I would use cross boarder or black market. Just because some people do not understand vaping or are susceptible to the wishes of big business, I don’t plan on killing myself by going back to smoking.

David Moger

I am a heavy smoker & smoke since 13 years old. I smoke 2 box per day. I started vaping since July 2015. With vape I have reduce my cigarette intake from 2 box per day to half a box per day… & After 3 months I have stop smoking… I hope people have other alternate option than cigarette.

Shehan Reza M. Sallim

I never would have thought I’d stop smoking but tried vaping and found I preferred it. The variety of devices and eliquids keeps it interesting so I don’t even want a cigarette. I like having a few puffs now and then rather than being bothered about the nicotine.

Ann P

Vaping saves lives no running from that. If not the best still way better than smoking tobacco cigarettes. Please don’t abandon us from our rights to choose a healthier alternative.

Sanib Ghai

Vaping is my lifeline as i quit smoking with the help of Vaping and now feel much better. If vaping is banned i am afraid that i will not be able to resist the urge of nicotine and will start smoking which i do not want to.

Jahanzeb Iqbal

I started smoking cigarettes at an early age and could not quit for years. Vaping ended my addiction to cigarettes and i feel a lot healthier.


I do not use e-cigarettes But I believe everyone has the right to use alternatives to cigarettes

Zeph Chew

In Europe e-cigarettes were already sensibly regulated and are now over-regulated. Over-regulation will do nothing but abolish vaping so far as efficient and effective vaping is concerned and will hand what remains over to tobacco companies. This will amount to a giant leap backwards and the potential for game-changing advances in public health will be lost ……. but then this was never about health but all about money.

Sue Smith

Why ban a healthy alternative to smoking? Is it because of massive lobbying done by cigarette sellers like ITC?
Tobacco is more injurious, How about banning it?



I am a smoker of 15 years and I have finally switched to vaping and it is far healthier than smoking. I do not do it for fun but to curb my nicotine cravings. Please don’t ban vaping without any substantial evidence of vaping being as bad as or worse than cigarette smoking



I used to smoke a packet of cigarette! Tried using nicotine patches and chewing gums nothing helped. Since I started vaping I havnt smoked a cigarette and my health has improved to a great extent!



This is the kind of thing that saves lives. But as usual is being prevented because of vested interests. How can nicotine in tobacco, with the world knowing the harms of smoking tobacco, be ok to be sold than vaping which cuts out 95% of the harm.



Vaping saves lives no running from that. If not the best still way better than smoking tobacco cigarettes. Please don’t abandon us from our rights to choose a healthier alternative.



Was a smoker for 17 years, vaping help me kick this habit. I’ve been smoke free for 2 years now and will very soon be quitting vaping. Vaping has cut down my nicotine cravings and I plan to quit it within 2 years max.( I’m already down to low strength nic)







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