Regardless of the incessant quantity of scientific proof to the contrary, in a report issued final week titled, “Offering assistance to quit tobacco use,” the WHO urged smokers and governments to not trust claims about the relative security of non-combustible solutions, and advocated for stricter e-cig regulations.

“If the WHO really desires to drive down smoking prices, it will have to take into account the increasing physique of proof that vaping is an productive way to assistance individuals to quit.”

“While some methods are public and other folks a lot more covert… all have the objective of weakening tobacco manage,” added the WHO inaccurately. The seventh “WHO report on the worldwide tobacco epidemic” insists that blocking the tobacco industry’s interference is important to fight the smoking epidemic.

“The tobacco business has a lengthy history of systemic, aggressive, sustained and nicely-resourced opposition to tobacco manage measures,” mentioned the WHO report, entirely disregarding the reality that in most instances the vaping business is not, and does not want to be, affiliated with the tobacco business.

In response to this report, the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) released a statement pointing out that the report will “do tiny but perpetuate smoking by producing non-combustible options to smoking like electronic cigarettes much less accessible, a lot more highly-priced and much less customer friendly.”

Ignoring scientific proof

The NNA pointed out that the WHO is entirely ignoring scientific proof from credible sources like Cancer Investigation UK (CRUK) and Action on Smoking and Overall health (ASH), about the harm reduction prospective afforded by such solutions. Also added the charity, Public Overall health England (PHE) investigation has shown that vaping is at least 95 % safer than cigarette smoking and two-three occasions as productive as classic nicotine replacement therapies in assisting smokers to quit. This confirms the UK Royal College of Physicians’ view that vaping has “huge prospective to avert death and disability from tobacco use”.

“The UK boasts some 1.7 million former smokers who have converted from smoking to exclusively vaping rather. It is really most likely that this behavioural shift has been driven by the availability of e-cigarettes and their promotion by public wellness in the UK. If the WHO really desires to drive down smoking prices, it will have to take into account the increasing physique of proof that vaping is an productive way to assistance individuals to quit. The WHO and the tobacco manage lobby look to have abandoned wellness altogether in favour of just attacking business,” mentioned NNA Chair Martin Cullip.

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