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New Australian Government Must End Anti-Vaping Hysteria

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 11:40 am | CAPHRA

“We are hopeful the nearly decade long Liberal-led Government’s open warfare on safer nicotine products will end under Australia’s new Labor-led Government,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Co-ordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco ... More >>

Signing Vape Bill Will Ensure Legacy For Philippine President

Friday, 13 May 2022, 4:21 pm | CAPHRA

“Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will create an enduring legacy by signing the Vape Bill into law before he leaves office, and we are confident he’ll do just that,” says Peter Dator, President of consumer group Vapers PH and CAPHRA member. ... More >>

New Zealand Must Not Sabotage Its Smokefree 2025 Goal

Friday, 6 May 2022, 11:26 am | CAPHRA

Nancy Loucas, CAPHRA's Executive Coordinator, says New Zealand finally has Smokefree 2025 in its sights, but a vocal minority are doing their best to sabotage it. CAPHRA is quick to dismiss any claims by commentators that vaping’s long-term health effects ... More >>

Thailand’s Health Minister Won’t Stop Legalization Of Vaping

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 5:27 pm | CAPHRA

“Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul may not support the legalization of e-cigarettes, but most politicians and the public do, with legal vape sales only months away,” says Asa Saligupta, Director of ECST (ENDS Cigarette Smoke Thailand). ... More >>

Next Director-General Must Review Vaping Regs And Role

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 11:16 am | CAPHRA

The attitude and actions of the next Director-General of Health will be key to New Zealand achieving Smokefree Aotearoa 2025, says the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). CAPHRA says overall Dr Ashley Bloomfield has been ... More >>

Malaysia Regulates Vaping With ‘historic’ Gazette

Monday, 11 April 2022, 12:41 pm | CAPHRA

Malaysia’s long-time ban on the sale of vaping products is set to end, saving thousands of lives every year, says leading local advocacy group MOVE (Malaysian Organization of Vape Entities). CAPHRA believes the 3rd of August is worthy of a ... More >>

Australian Election Campaign Must Debate Vaping

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 4:33 pm | CAPHRA

Australian politicians who recognize the public health potential of vaping will be rewarded with votes, yet most remain too scared to promote the world’s most effective smoking cessation tool, says the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm ... More >>

Key Countries Fighting Anti-vape Forces - Admirable

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 6:23 pm | CAPHRA

It’s incredibly admirable that three key Asia Pacific countries are turning their backs on philanthropic colonialism which has seen too many smokers unnecessarily die over the past decade, says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition ... More >>

Malaysia’s Vaping Approval Delayed By Politics - Disappointing

Monday, 21 March 2022, 5:22 pm | CAPHRA

Legislation to regulate vaping in Malaysia is pending parliamentary approval but frustratingly will now be delayed due to political instability and election campaigning,” says Samsul Kamal Ariffin, President of MOVE (Malaysian Organization of Vape Entities). ... More >>

Vaping Advocates Launch Series To Help Each Other

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 6:02 pm | CAPHRA

Keen for more countries to adopt progressive regulations around vaping, Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) advocates will come together over the next two months to brainstorm, download and debate the best ways to advance safer nicotine products globally. “Advocates ... More >>

Australia Must Use Vaping Tool In Its Smoking Strategy

Friday, 11 March 2022, 5:56 pm | CAPHRA

Australia is lagging well behind many other countries in the Asia Pacific region when it comes to successfully tackling smoking through vaping, says the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). CAPHRA’s observation ... More >>

Survey Proves Non-smoking Youth Are Not Taking Up Vaping

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 5:27 pm | CAPHRA

Smoking among New Zealand’s young teenagers has fallen to its lowest levels in over 20 years, while very few non-smoking students take up vaping, according to a significant survey of secondary school students. “Vaping rates might be up, but ... More >>

Philippine President Must Urgently Sign Pro-vaping Act

Monday, 28 February 2022, 5:20 pm | CAPHRA

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) has written to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asking him to urgently sign the Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Act into law. Both the Philippine Senate and House of ... More >>

Thailand Legalizing Vaping Set To Be Global Turning Point

Monday, 14 February 2022, 6:31 pm | CAPHRA

“Countries which have chosen to legalize and regulate e-cigarettes have seen a fall in overall smoking rates and have much better control over youth vaping. It’s exciting for Thailand, and in fact the world, that the Government is now set to overturn ... More >>

Malaysia’s Vaping Regulation Sends Global Message

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 6:24 pm | CAPHRA

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health is making good progress, with its imminent legislation to regulate vaping globally important, says the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). CAPHRA says considerable and effective advocacy ... More >>

Advocates Announce ‘Good COP, Bad COP’ Awards

Friday, 19 November 2021, 1:36 pm | CAPHRA

With the international tobacco control conference COP9 now over, Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) advocates have handed out their ‘Good COP, Bad COP’ awards. Nancy Loucas of CAPHRA: “Before COP10, we need to humanise this debate and show how vaping has ... More >>

Vapers Praise Filipino Secretary For COP9 Bravery

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 1:42 pm | CAPHRA

Worldwide praise from Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) advocates and vapers continues for Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jr. Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA Secretary Locsin told online delegates at COP9 - a key international ... More >>

Thai Minister’s Support For Vaping ‘goes Global’

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 1:38 pm | CAPHRA

“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 ... More >>

Survey Proves Indian Vaping Ban A Total Failure

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 8:20 pm | CAPHRA

“This is the most significant independent survey we’ve seen coming out of India since its 2019 vaping ban. It shows an overwhelming call for the Government to lift the ban and regulate access to safer nicotine products,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive ... More >>

Black Friday: Australia Makes Smoking So Much Easier

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 4:50 pm | CAPHRA

“Friday, 1 October marks the day deadly cigarettes become a lot easier to obtain in Australia than safer nicotine vaping products,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). ... More >>