Countries’ Case Studies On Vaping Shatter WHO’s Lies

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“Countries applying progressive Tobacco Harm Reduction
policies are enjoying a significant fall in smoking rates.
Whereas those following the World Health Organization’s
guidance continue to experience excessive smoking-related
illnesses and deaths, says the Coalition of Asia Pacific
Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA).

CAPHRA’s
comments follow the Property Rights Alliance releasing a
59-page white paper titled ‘Vaping Works. International
Best Practices: United Kingdom, New Zealand, France and
Canada’.

The four respective case studies are the
work of Christopher Snowdon (Institute of Economic Affairs,
the UK), Louis Houlbrooke (New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union,
New Zealand), Patrick Coquart (IREF, France), and Prof Ian
Irvine (Concordia University, Canada).

Nancy Loucas,
Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA, says the significant
research and analysis is timely with the WHO’s Framework
Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) hosting its COP9
session in November.

“Ultimately, this paper proves
countries that embrace vaping, such as France, the United
Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada, have witnessed a decrease
in smoking rates that is twice as fast as the global
average,” she says.

Ms Loucas says a supportive
approach to vaping, including the absence of taxes but the
presence and promotion of publicly funded ‘vape to quit
smoking’ programmes, continue to deliver positive results
for those countries.

“There’s still plenty of room
for legislative and regulatory improvement in the likes of
New Zealand, for example, where the most popular adult vape
flavours are no longer widely available. However, overall,
countries that have regulated access have legitimised safer
nicotine products. Subsequently, they continue to see more
smokers making the switch,” says Ms Loucas.

She
says, disappointingly, since the white paper’s research
was conducted, the Canadian government has taken some
regressive steps, including Health Canada’s proposed
flavour ban.

CAPHRA says public health outcomes
continue to widen between countries that have adopted a harm
reduction approach and those that refuse to back the
science, listening to the WHO instead.

“Asia Pacific
countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, India and Thailand
have been led down completely the wrong path. The WHO’s
advice is seriously poisoned with the eye watering money
trails from American billionaires and their so-called
philanthropic causes now totally exposed,” she
says.

New research has revealed the anti-tobacco
Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates foundations have funnelled
millions of dollars into Asia Pacific non-government
organisations (NGOs) to lobby their governments to ban
vaping and discredit consumer advocacy groups.

The
explosive research, proving unbelievable undue foreign
interference and showing exorbitant amounts of money
exchanging hands, has since been reported around the world.
To view the full findings, visit: https://www.24shareupdates.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Clarisse-Virgino-Research-with-IRS-returns-98.pdf

Ms
Loucas says instead of only listening to its own advice, the
WHO should closely examine the recently released ‘Vaping
Works. International Best Practices’ white paper,
available via: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/taxpayers/pages/1792/attachments/original/1631078786/PRA_VapingWorks.pdf?1631078786

“If
the WHO was genuinely interested in what actually works, it
would invite the United Kingdom, New Zealand and France to
each present their country’s story on how they are
successfully beating smoking.

“Impressively, the
UK’s liberal approach to vaping has seen a 25% drop in
smoking since 2012, yet November’s COP9 will not be
interested. The WHO’s ‘head in the sand’ attitude to
vaping is being increasingly criticised internationally.
People can now plainly see they’re motivated by money, not
science,” says Nancy Loucas.

Now live and boasting
over 14,000 testimonials, CAPHRA is calling on those
who’ve quit cigarettes through smoke-free nicotine
alternatives to tell their story on www.righttovape.org

Consumer
groups in the Asia Pacific region have also launched a
petition at change.org/v4v-petition
that urges the WHO to respect consumer rights and to stop
demonizing Tobacco Harm Reduction options ahead of
November’s meeting of the WHO FCTC.

For a free
digital media repository on tobacco harm reduction in Asia
Pacific – including media releases, images and graphics –
please visit https://apthrmedia.org

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