Like previous years, this year’s forum will feature multi-disciplinary and internationally acclaimed experts in the filed, who are all focused on reaching science-based solutions and create access to safer alternative nicotine products.
Organized in the Philippines, the theme of this year’s event is ‘Integrating Harm Reduction in Asian Policies: A Major Win for Public Health’ and it is expected to build on the success and momentum of the previous forums. As a non-profit and interdisciplinary organization, AHRF aims to inform and educate about harm reduction, recent scientific studies and developments in public health.

As the theme name suggests, this year’s forum will discuss the merits of harm reduction as the most effective strategy to tackle the smoking epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region. AHRF 2022 Lead Convenor Professor is Ron Sison, who is also the president of HARAP (The Harm Reduction Alliance of the Philippines) who highlights that once again the event will underscore the importance of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR).

“This key event comes at a critical turning point, as THR takes root in several Asian countries. Asia is on the cusp of embracing safer nicotine products as a compassionate but effective way of addressing our region’s smoking epidemic,” says Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates) Nancy Loucas.

AHRF 2022

As in previous years, AHRF 2022 will feature multi-disciplinary and internationally acclaimed leading experts from the fields of science, policymaking, and consumer advocacy, who are all focused on reaching science-based solutions and create access to safer alternative nicotine products.

President of Filipino consumer group, Vapers PH, Peter Dator, said that Asia has been taking steps towards becoming smoke-free. “Asia is actively tackling the steps towards securing a smoke-free future. The Philippines recently lifted its vaping ban, regulating the importation, manufacture, sale, and marketing of vaping products. Malaysia and Thailand are also set to regulate, thanks to the sheer weight of scientific evidence and the hard work of THR advocates.”

For further information on AHRF 2022, THR supporters and vaping advocates from all around the world are encouraged to visit: and to register to attend this free event, visit

For a free digital media repository on tobacco harm reduction in Asia Pacific – including media releases, images, and graphics – please visit

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