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Daily Digest - Thursday, 10 November 2016

Vapers urge WHO to back safer products for smokers

Vapers on Wednesday called on the World Health Organisation to allow the world's one billion smokers to have equal access to safer alternatives to cigarettes such as the electronic cigarettes they smoke. The call came in the wake of meetings [...] here earlier this week that reportedly considered banning e-cigarettes, even though they are said to be much safer than cigarettes.


Flavored e-cigarettes may entice teens to smoke: study

Fruit- or candy-flavored electronic cigarettes may entice American teens to start smoking tobacco, a new study suggests. "Due to a proliferation of e-cigarette flavors on the market, flavored e-cigarette use among youth in the U.S. has increased significantly," study author Hongying Dai said. [...] "The majority of youth who have ever used e-cigarettes started with a flavored product," Dai added.


Heneage Mitchell, co-founder,, Hong Kong

Heneage Mitchell, co-founder,, Hong Kong, talks to ETHealthworld about the importance and effectiveness of e-cigarettes in controlling tobacco related deaths worldwide.


Vaping Is Not the Solution, WHO Warns China’s Smokers

As health awareness increases in China, the number of vapers like Yang is also said to be rising, as many people believe e-cigarettes and vaporizers are healthier alternatives to conventional nicotine consumption. But while the devices can help people quit smoking cigarettes, they might just substitute one evil with another, the World Health Organization warned earlier this week.


WHO convention launches project to strengthen tobacco control

Developing countries are all set to get a boost in their tobacco control efforts with the the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control today launching a project to strengthen implementation of the global tobacco control treaty. Through the project, countries will be offered support to create and strengthen coordination mechanisms and action across sectors to implement the WHO FCTC, [...]


WHO reduces harm?

We went to the WHO FCTC Conference in Delhi, India and asked the question on whether government regulation or private innovation is more effective in reducing harm caused by smoking.


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