An alliance of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) advocates in the Asia Pacific Region
^ To advocate for the rights of smokers and users of safer nicotine products (SNP) to have access and for public health officials and governments support and implement risk proportionate regulation in their countries.
^ To provide information and news on THR – what is it, why is it important and how individuals can get involved in the cause of reducing health harm from tobacco – through petitions, surveys and submissions.
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Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018
Regulations need to balance the risks of e-cigarettes with their potential benefits – and achieve key aims of reducing smoking and continuing to avoid uptake of e-cigarettes by non-smokers. This requires keeping them under regular review and evaluating their impact. Regulations for heated tobacco products should be made as least a stringent as for e-cigarettes
Experts Urge Asian Authorities to Endorse Tobacco Harm Reduction
A panel of experts from CAPHRA, have sent a letter to the top ministers of nine Asian-Pacific countries, asking them to emphasise on the implementation of tobacco harm reduction policies at the Parties to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to be held later this year.
Will Nicotine Be a Game Changer for COVID-19 Patients?
A clinical trial is set to begin in France, providing nicotine patches to hospital staff and COVID-19 patients and measuring the results. The trial has the backing of celebrated Pasteur Institute neurobiologist Jean-Pierre Changeux, an expert on the cholinergic system (which includes the nicotinic receptors).
NZ Vape Association Urges Govt. to Keep Vape Stores Open
As New Zealand’s Prime Minister is expected to announce further measures with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in the coming days, the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) is asking that specialist R18 vape stores are allowed to remain open on public health grounds.