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Call For Greater Consumer Advocate Participation In FCTC COP10 Meeting

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 9:59 am | CAPHRA

Consumer advocates are calling for the next Government to support greater consumer advocacy participation in the upcoming FCTC COP10 meeting in Panama. “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) has contributed to some progress in the implementation ... More >>

New Zealand Leads The Way In Tobacco Control: A Model For Success

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 12:56 pm | CAPHRA

The recent release of the New Zealand Health Survey 2021/22 has provided a clear snapshot of the nation's health, including significant progress in tobacco control. The survey reveals a remarkable decrease in the prevalence of current smokers, from ... More >>

Challenging The Next NZ Government: Include Consumer Advocacy In Tobacco Harm Reduction Discussions

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 1:19 pm | CAPHRA

By Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator, CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates). As the New Zealand election approaches in October 2023, it’s crucial to address the importance of consumer advocacy in the tobacco harm ... More >>

Tobacco Harm Reduction Consumer Group Supports Letter From Leading Health Experts To Australian MPs

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 12:46 pm | CAPHRA

Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA), expresses strong support for the letter addressed to Australian Members of Parliament (MPs) by Colin Mendelsohn and 45 other leading health ... More >>

Leading Harm Reduction Experts Dispute Claim That Vaping Is A Gateway To Smoking

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 6:47 pm | CAPHRA

Recent claims by Otago University in New Zealand that vaping is a gateway to smoking have been disputed by leading global harm reduction experts Roberto Sussman, Konstantinos Farsalinos, and Gerry Stimson. These experts have highlighted the importance of harm ... More >>

New Zealand Should Continue To Follow The Science

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 10:34 am | CAPHRA

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) is calling on the New Zealand government to reject Australia's misguided approach to vaping and continue to follow the science and evidence. CAPHRA has submitted comments on ... More >>

Ministry Of Health Pushing People Back To Smoking, Says Advocacy Group

Monday, 19 June 2023, 8:50 am | CAPHRA

An advocacy group representing vapers in the Asia Pacific region says that proposed limits on nicotine concentrations in vaping liquids in New Zealand may not help smokers quit and could backfire. The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates ... More >>

Lack Of Enforcement Of Existing Laws Contributes To Youth Vaping In New Zealand

Monday, 12 June 2023, 12:56 pm | CAPHRA

A leading consumer advocacy group is calling on the Government to enforce existing laws and holding retailers accountable to help prevent young people from getting access to vaping products. New Zealand is facing a growing problem of youth vaping, ... More >>

Calls To Ban Vaping Misguided

Tuesday, 6 June 2023, 5:54 pm | CAPHRA

The announcement that New Zealand would NOT follow Australia's lead to a full prescription model for nicotine vaping, further reinforces the country’s international standing on the issue of tobacco harm reduction and is good news says a leading consumer advocacy ... More >>

CAPHRA SCOPE Livestream For ‘World Vape Day’ & ‘World No Tobacco Day’

Monday, 29 May 2023, 1:22 pm | CAPHRA

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) is hosting a SCOPE Livestream on May 30 and May 31, 2023, in support of ‘World Vape Day’ and ‘World No Tobacco Day’. The event will be held across four regions: Asia ... More >>

Caphra Demands Action On Disposable Vape Regulation In Conjunction With World Smokefree Day

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 10:58 am | CAPHRA

In light of World Smokefree Day on May 31, the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) is calling on governments and regulatory bodies to take action in implementing strict regulations for disposable vapes, in line with ... More >>

Kiwis Lead The Way Towards Reducing Harm From Tobacco

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 5:13 am | CAPHRA

New Zealand’s Government has taken a progressive and welcomed stance on vaping, which is now a shining light in comparison to Australia’s newly announced “war on vaping” which doubles down on their failed medical model for nicotine. The only ... More >>

Media Need To Play Fair COP On Anti-tobacco Work

Thursday, 30 March 2023, 8:24 pm | CAPHRA

“There are some in the media who are doing their best to discredit the work we do. They should instead be investigating who’s behind the constant attacks on us and vaping,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia ... More >>

COP10 Delegations Must Include Consumers - CAPHRA

Monday, 20 March 2023, 6:45 pm | CAPHRA

The member organisations of CAPHRA have written to their respective country FCTC delegations attending COP10 asking that each includes at least one consumer of safer nicotine products. COP10 will be held in Panama in November. It is hosted by the ... More >>

Are Big Pharma Payments Driving Anti-vape Campaign?

Wednesday, 15 March 2023, 2:34 pm | CAPHRA

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2303/c336c346dd305dd1cee7.jpeg" width="720" height="221"> “The health of whanau is not for sale in Aotearoa, yet worryingly, perhaps we’ve seen the first evidence that ... More >>

RNZCGP Needs To Get With Vaping Programme

Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 9:33 pm | CAPHRA

“The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) needs to get with the programme. It’s called Smokefree Aotearoa 2025,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction ... More >>

UK Study Again Proves Vaping Risks Considerably Lower

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 3:31 pm | CAPHRA

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2302/045ffce75ac028f7d30a.jpeg" width="720" height="221"> “Another day and another study proves vaping is considerably less harmful than smoking, yet the World Health Organisation ... More >>

Legalising Vaping In Thailand Still Firmly On Radar

Thursday, 23 February 2023, 6:56 pm | CAPHRA

“We remain confident that Thailand’s parliament will legalise and regulate vaping once the likely May General Election has been held. The issue is simply too big to ignore and the science too compelling,” says Asa Saligupta, Director of ECST (ENDS ... More >>

Legalising Vaping In Thailand Still Firmly On Radar

Thursday, 23 February 2023, 1:50 pm | CAPHRA

“We remain confident that Thailand’s parliament will legalise and regulate vaping once the likely May General Election has been held. The issue is simply too big to ignore and the science too compelling,” says Asa Saligupta, Director of ECST (ENDS ... More >>

Time To Support Filipino Vape Law, Not Relitigate It

Saturday, 11 February 2023, 6:34 pm | CAPHRA

“Any concerns about youth vaping are well covered in last year’s landmark vape law. The Philippines has more than enough regulations and safeguards now in place, without a Senator trying to relitigate everything,” says Nancy Loucas, Executive ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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