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The Power of the People

On World Vape Day, consumer advocates from around the globe got together and made the #WorldVapeDay Social Media Campaign a rousing success. The activity around tweets, retweets, likes, and shares was over the top and far greater than expected . To get the message out about Tobacco Harm Reduction through the sharing of personal stories/testimonies, as well as positive information about who we are, what we do and why we do it, was extremely beneficial for all involved. Way to Go Team!

For more about WVD, visit here || For a CAPHRA WVD analytics report, open this page || For a comprehensive breakdown of WVD social media statistics, open this pdf file

In the news:

Hong Kong

The Legislative Council has decided not to ban #VapingNicotine. The ban "was strongly opposed by some members of the committee who cited scientific studies showing that e-cigarettes... have much lower levels of toxicants compared to cigarettes."

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A new study shows that the entry of heated tobacco products (HTPs) triggered a remarkable reduction in combustible cigarettes sales in Japan. “The decline in smoking rates among adults in Japan is astoundingly impressive when you realize that this has only come about rapidly with the introduction of HTPs."

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Teenagers like Rahul and Sonu were the reasons why India imposed a ban last September..Eight months since, despite the ban, people are able to buy e-cigarettes from any paan shop. If not, they can always go on the internet to buy them.

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The TGA's decision to reject any moves to legalising reduced risk alternatives to cigarettes is yet another stain on the previously progressive and pragmatic Tobacco Control policies that Australia was once known for. It is also a slap in the face for Australia’s 3 million smokers and their families.

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New Zealand

New Zealand's bill to regulate vaping has the potential to address issues for at-risk Kiwi communities and their children in a pragmatic and risk proportionate way. It also could be a leading example of progressive public health policy in the wider Asia-Pacific basin.

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