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Praise from Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) advocates and vapers worldwide continues for Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jr,  who recently told online delegates at COP9 - a key international tobacco control conference hosted by the World Health Organization – they must consider 'evolving and latest scientific information' if the...

Global advocates for safer nicotine products are broadcasting around-the-clock this week during a secretive international tobacco control conference. Dubbed sCOPe, the YouTube simulcast will focus on COP9, the 9th Conference of Parties for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Despite being shut out of COP9, vapers have vowed they...

Just two weeks out from the World Health Organization’s COP9 conference on tobacco control, pressure is mounting on delegates from 182 member countries to push for a positive stance on Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR). The calls come as a significant round-the-clock global broadcasting event has been announced to take place during...

A significant round-the-clock global broadcasting event, featuring world-leading Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) experts and consumer advocates for safer nicotine products, has been announced. Vowing they won’t be silenced, event organisers will broadcast throughout a key World Health Organization (WHO) conference on tobacco control. Based in Geneva, the Ninth Session of the Conference...

“Friday, 1 October marks the day deadly cigarettes become a lot easier to obtain in Australia than safer nicotine vaping products,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates. Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has expanded its prescription-only model with customs to clampdown at...

"The Philippine Senate will be on the right side of the people when it approves the most progressive vaping legislation in Asia Pacific,” according to Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). Her comments follow the release of a survey conducted by ACORN Marketing...

The World Health Organization has been badly caught out ahead of the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in November. COP9 organisers declared months ago there would be no discussions or decisions around Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) products at...

Previous to the COVID pandemic, CAPHRA had been making plans to rent a room at a nearby hotel for the FCTC COP9 meeting and then have THR consumers, and any experts who were available for press calls, meetings and question and answer sessions.  This was to be our response for...

“September marks the start of the secret season. It sadly sees supposed ‘tobacco control experts’ playing up to their puppet masters and denying Asia Pacific’s 600 million smokers’ access to safer nicotine products,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). Her comments come...

New research by the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) has confirmed that at least seven Philippine NGOs were among those which received millions of dollars from the anti-tobacco Bloomberg and Gates foundations to lobby the government for a ban on vaping in the country. Coming on the...

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