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With the international tobacco control conference COP9 now over, Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) advocates have handed out their ‘Good COP, Bad COP’ awards. The awards follow THR experts and consumer advocates organising a global livestream from 8 to 12 November during COP9 - the 9th Conference of Parties for the World...

sCOPe Livestream Review - Asia Pacific and Europe: https://youtu.be/s9eZMoDeiCE sCOPE Livestream Review - Americas: https://youtu.be/YVlpx6VCE7A Slides from all sCOPe presentations can be found here: https://bit.ly/3noJUlq DAY 1 November 8 2021 CAPHRA panel discussion "What is THR?" https://youtu.be/Iflxq-dTC9A ECST  panel discussion (Thai) https://youtu.be/NICW8soZC9k Marewa Glover, PhD presentation https://youtu.be/d7M8ao6ttbI VAPERS PH panel https://youtu.be/ooC_KB8pECg MOVE/HAA discussion (in Bahasa) with Samsul Ariffin https://youtu.be/gZnQI2io15g INNCO panel discussion...

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...

“The brave call by a Thai Government Minister for Thailand to overturn its harsh ban on the sale of vape products has received applause and accolades from around the world,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). Her comments follow Thailand’s Digital Economy...

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...

An esteemed group of Asia Pacific medical and scientific professionals and researchers has written to Hong Kong Chief Executive, Hon Carrie Lam, concerned that Hong Kong is set to ban safer alternative nicotine products such as vaping. ‘We recently came across media reports highlighting that Hong Kong will move forward to...

“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...

Panellists on the latest Advocates Voice have passionately pleaded for fellow vapers and Tobacco Harm Reduction champions to stick together and support each other in the fight for over one billion lives globally. The call comes as anger deepens about the World Health Organization’s blatant and baseless lies on nicotine vaping...

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