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COP9 CAMPAIGN – #smokefree4life media

Campaign launch, various media reports

 

Australian GPs Association Endorses Vaping for Smoking Cessation
In a major positive attitude shift for Australia, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) is now recommending the use of nicotine-containing vaping products for smoking cessation.
Vaoing Postopen here

Vaping groups: Retracted study on e-cigs validates concerns
Vaping groups in the Philippines lauded the decision of the Journal of the American Heart Association to retract the publication of a study, which implied that e-cigarette use is associated with increased risk of having a heart attack. The JAHA editors said they were “concerned that the conclusion is unreliable.”
Business Mirroropen here

Group backs safer alternative to cigarettes
Tobacco harm reduction advocates urged the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DoH) to respect the rights of smokers who want to switch to safer smoke-free alternatives.
The Manila Timesopen here

Vapers rebuff ‘smokers’ tags
Vapers and tobacco harm reduction advocates delivered this message in a gathering in Makati City on Feb. 28 to launch the Asia-wide education and information campaign #SmokeFree4Life that urges the World Health Organization and the Department of Health to respect the rights of consumers of smoke-free alternatives to combustible cigarettes.
Manila Standard Newspaperopen here

Groups launch Asia-wide movement in Makati to support safer alternative nicotine products
Tobacco harm reduction advocates gathered in Makati City on February 28, 2020 to launch the Asia- wide education and information campaign #SmokeFree4Life and urged the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) to respect the rights of smokers who want to switch to safer smoke-free alternatives during the 9th Session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP9) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) which will be held in November.
Metro News Centralopen here

Asia-wide movement to support ‘safer’ nicotine products launched
Tobacco harm reduction advocates gathered in Makati City last Friday, February 28, 2020, to launch the Asia- wide education and information campaign#SmokeFree4Life and urged the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) to respect the rights of smokers who want to switch to safer smoke-free alternatives.
Business Mirror – open here

Regulating e-cigarettes
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 106 last week expanding the nationwide ban on cigarette smoking in enclosed public places and conveyances to include electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as vapes or e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products.
Manila Bulletin – open here

 

Miscellaneous articles – newest entries at bottom

* Vaping is 95% safer than smoking. Fact or factoid?
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* Vaping & heart disease – setting the record straight
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* ‘False fears’ about vaping stopping smokers using e-cigarettes – UK report
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*Why the time to legalise vaping has come
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* Toxic chemicals in the e-cigarette vapour is substantially less: Prof Robert West
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* The CDC is to blame For more Americans than ever being misinformed about vaping and e-cigarettes
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* Coronavirus and vaping: can exhaled vapour transmit the virus?
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* Smoking, vaping and the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic: rumors vs. evidence
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