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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.
Who We Are
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Who we are

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) is an alliance between the Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates and their respective organisations in the region. Our mission and aim is to educate, advocate and represent the right of adult alternative nicotine consumers to access and use of products that reduce harm from tobacco use.

To view further information about the coalition, from a brief bio to social media links, please click on any country below.

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  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

Vapers Testimonials

Tried everything during my +40 years of smoking to stop ! None of it worked for me! With the Vape is was just like a Walk in the park ! It came just by itself in less than 4 days, I don’t like the taste and smell of combustible cigarettes anymore! And will never return to the cigarettes either!

Ole Frederiksen

If it were banned I would use cross boarder or black market. Just because some people do not understand vaping or are susceptible to the wishes of big business, I don’t plan on killing myself by going back to smoking.

David Moger

I am a heavy smoker & smoke since 13 years old. I smoke 2 box per day. I started vaping since July 2015. With vape I have reduce my cigarette intake from 2 box per day to half a box per day… & After 3 months I have stop smoking… I hope people have other alternate option than cigarette.

Shehan Reza M. Sallim

I never would have thought I’d stop smoking but tried vaping and found I preferred it. The variety of devices and eliquids keeps it interesting so I don’t even want a cigarette. I like having a few puffs now and then rather than being bothered about the nicotine.

Ann P

Vaping saves lives no running from that. If not the best still way better than smoking tobacco cigarettes. Please don’t abandon us from our rights to choose a healthier alternative.

Sanib Ghai

Vaping is my lifeline as i quit smoking with the help of Vaping and now feel much better. If vaping is banned i am afraid that i will not be able to resist the urge of nicotine and will start smoking which i do not want to.

Jahanzeb Iqbal

I started smoking cigarettes at an early age and could not quit for years. Vaping ended my addiction to cigarettes and i feel a lot healthier.

Ammad

I do not use e-cigarettes But I believe everyone has the right to use alternatives to cigarettes

Zeph Chew

In Europe e-cigarettes were already sensibly regulated and are now over-regulated. Over-regulation will do nothing but abolish vaping so far as efficient and effective vaping is concerned and will hand what remains over to tobacco companies. This will amount to a giant leap backwards and the potential for game-changing advances in public health will be lost ……. but then this was never about health but all about money.

Sue Smith

Why ban a healthy alternative to smoking? Is it because of massive lobbying done by cigarette sellers like ITC?
Tobacco is more injurious, How about banning it?

Bharath

India

I am a smoker of 15 years and I have finally switched to vaping and it is far healthier than smoking. I do not do it for fun but to curb my nicotine cravings. Please don’t ban vaping without any substantial evidence of vaping being as bad as or worse than cigarette smoking

Chetan

India

I used to smoke a packet of cigarette! Tried using nicotine patches and chewing gums nothing helped. Since I started vaping I havnt smoked a cigarette and my health has improved to a great extent!

Jagdish

India

This is the kind of thing that saves lives. But as usual is being prevented because of vested interests. How can nicotine in tobacco, with the world knowing the harms of smoking tobacco, be ok to be sold than vaping which cuts out 95% of the harm.

Mactrlk

India

Vaping saves lives no running from that. If not the best still way better than smoking tobacco cigarettes. Please don’t abandon us from our rights to choose a healthier alternative.

Sahib

India

Was a smoker for 17 years, vaping help me kick this habit. I’ve been smoke free for 2 years now and will very soon be quitting vaping. Vaping has cut down my nicotine cravings and I plan to quit it within 2 years max.( I’m already down to low strength nic)

Syed

India
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