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Alternative Nicotine Products Could Save up to 4 Million Smokers Annually

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Yach, an anti-tobacco activist who had played a main role in the enactment of the WHO FCTC in 2005, said he doesn't think the...

Philippines Senate Approves Vape Bill on Second Reading

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SB 2239 aims to regulate the importation, manufacture, sale, packaging, distribution, use and consumption of e-cigarettes and HTPs. “It is good public policy for...

FCTC COP9: WHO Reported Dropping Tobacco Use But Data Show Otherwise

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While the Climate-related COP26 allowed the attendance of 2,360 NGOs, the FCTC COP9 just allowed 21 handpicked NGOs."As the WHO publishes its latest Global...

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Praised For Bravely Advocating For THR at...

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The Philippines Department of Health made it clear it wants to disassociate itself from the delegation.Basing its arguments on sound scientific data, the Philippine...

Tasmania Health Minister Proposes Harsh Vape Regulations

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“Countries applying progressive Tobacco Harm Reduction policies are enjoying a significant fall in smoking rates."As of October 1st, vapers in Australia are only allowed...

COP9 Live Streamed Its Final Session

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Earlier this year, FCTC organizers had announced that there would be no discussions or decisions around Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) products at COP9. They...

The WHO Can’t Afford to Get Wrong Again – Yet It...

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“The World Health Organization's failure to declare a global emergency in 2020 will be repeated in 2021 when the WHO will likely abandon international...

The Philippines’ DOH Disassociated Itself From Local Delegation at COP9

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Basing its arguments on sound scientific data, the delegation described vaping and heated tobacco products as “salutary” and “source of good” during the ongoing...

Ongoing UN Climate Change Conference May Distract From FCTC COP9

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“COP26 is all about following climate science and environmental evidence. However, COP9 is set to ignore compelling international science and completely dismiss significant human...

Vapers’ Voices Heard Across Geneva During COP9

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The WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) COP9 is being currently held in Geneva. Its provisional agenda released on August 5th, had indicated...