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COP10: What if lives were saved?

This week, COP10 should have taken place. We’re taking the opportunity to look at what COP10 could have achieved if it embraced tobacco harm reduction.

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Experts Fault WHO's Approach To Tobacco Control

Experts have tasked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to ensure its approach to tobacco control is driven by data that are science-based, adopts reason and respect for humanism.

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Press Release: Experts recommend to seize the COP 10 delay as a catalyst for tobacco control innovation

21st November, 2023 Stockholm, Sweden – The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control must use the delays to its Tenth. Conference of the Parties (COP10) to consider smoke-free success stories like that of Sweden, leading experts have said.

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THE KAC GLOBAL TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2024/25

Building on the successes of previous scholarship programmes, Knowledge•Action•Change (K•A•C) is pleased to announce the launch of the 7th K•A•C Global Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme.

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The 'Western Pacific Declaration'

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) has sent the 'Western Pacific Declaration' that was signed by 117 leading individuals at the Asia Harm Reduction Forum in Manila last month to the new Regional Director of World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific’s Regional Office. The Declaration calls for a shift towards more transparent, inclusive, and collaborative decision-making processes.

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E-cigarettes must be banned in Viet Nam: workshop

According to a survey in 2022, the rate of e-cigarette use among students aged 13-15 years is 3.5 per cent. In 2019, this rate was 2.6 per cent. The rate increased significantly, placing at risk the achievements made by Vi?t Nam in reducing the rate of regular cigarette use over the past ten years.

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Thailand asked to follow the PH lead in accepting safer tobacco alternatives

MANILA, Philippines — A consumer advocate asked the government of Thailand to follow the lead of the Philippines in passing legislation that encourages millions of smokers to switch to less harmful alternatives to prevent deaths and diseases.

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Sale of three flavored cigarette products stopped with immediate effect

COLOMBO (Daily Mirror) - The sale of three types of flavored cigarette products distributed by Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) has been stopped with immediate effect. Accordingly, the sale of Dunhill Switch, Dunhill Double Capsule and John Player Gold Pro Cool cigarettes has been stopped.

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