Vaping

Interest, insight, and intrigue around 'World Vape Day' on 30 May and 'World No Tobacco Day' on 31 May are set to be boosted with sCOPe’s two-day global broadcast. sCOPe22 will see Asia Pacific, African, European, North American and Latin American Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) consumer advocates livestream for eight...

“Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul may not support the legalization of e-cigarettes, but most politicians and the public do, with legal vape sales only months away,” says Asa Saligupta, Director of ECST (ENDS Cigarette Smoke Thailand). Mr Saligupta’s comments follow the Public Health Minister publicly claiming his Ministry will not support legalization...

Malaysia’s long-time ban on the sale of vaping products is set to end, saving thousands of lives every year, says leading local advocacy group MOVE (Malaysian Organization of Vape Entities). Taking effect on 3 August, the regulation of vaping devices precedes the imminent legalization of vape sales. It follows years of...

Australian politicians who recognize the public health potential of vaping will be rewarded with votes, yet most remain too scared to promote the world’s most effective smoking cessation tool, says the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). “Australia’s political leaders need to pull their heads out of the...

It’s incredibly admirable that three key Asia Pacific countries are turning their backs on philanthropic colonialism which has seen too many smokers unnecessarily die over the past decade, says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA. Her comments come as the Philippines awaits presidential approval to regulate vaping while Malaysia and Thailand...

"Legislation to regulate vaping in Malaysia is pending parliamentary approval but frustratingly will now be delayed due to political instability and election campaigning,” says Samsul Kamal Ariffin, President of MOVE (Malaysian Organization of Vape Entities). “Malaysia’s Health Minister YB Khairy Jamaluddin’s decision to regulate the vape industry is forward looking and...

Smoking among New Zealand’s young teenagers has fallen to its lowest levels in over 20 years, while very few non-smoking students take up vaping, according to a significant survey of secondary school students. “Vaping rates might be up, but these are overwhelmingly young people who were smoking in the first place,”...

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates has written to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asking him to urgently sign the Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Act into law. Both the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives have ratified the harmonized version of the act which will regulate the use, manufacture,...

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health is making good progress, with its imminent legislation to regulate vaping globally important, says the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). CAPHRA says considerable and effective advocacy from local consumer groups over recent years was key to the Government’s decision last year to legalise...

The newest global collaboration of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) consumer groups, sCOPe, has launched a comprehensive library of online panel discussions and presentations. sCOPe includes leading THR associations CASAA (Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association) in the United States, ARDT Iberoamerica in Latin America, and CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco...

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