Vape Live
Vape Live
voxpo vape live 2020 usa
Health & WellbeingPolitics

WHO Removes Public and Journalists From Anti-Tobacco Conference

1 Mins read
voxpo vape live 2020 usa

Public health and vaping industry advocates have accused The World Health Organization (WHO) of hypocrisy after journalists and members of the public were removed from a Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) conference.


The organisation’s own guidelines state that “transparency of all communications is essential to ensure the credibility and trust of WHO information, advice and guidance.”

Delegates voted to ban the public and the media from observing the proceedings and plans to live-stream the event were scrapped.

Harm-reduction advocates from around the world including Sarah Jakes of the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) took to Twitter to criticise the move.

The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) who represent 36 organisations including the NNA were blocked from attending the conference and protested the ban.

Experts from around the world have descended on Geneva to discuss the future of tobacco control with a view to achieving ‘a healthier and sustainable world’.

The WHO’s own Tobacco Product Regulation Basic Handbook acknowledges that “nicotine is delivered through products that present a continuum of risk, and is most harmful when delivered through combusted products.”

However, Vera daCosta e Silva, head of the secretariat of WHO FCTC, was quoted as calling the principle of harm-reduction ‘unfounded’.

voxpo vape live 2020 usa
Related posts
NewsPolitics

New Zealand Effectively Bans Vaping Where Smoking is Not Allowed

2 Mins read
Vaping has been banned on public transport, at work and near schools as part of strict new regulations now in force in…
Business & FinanceHealth & WellbeingNewsPolitics

Why Industry Must Unite to Get UK Vape Shops Reopened Without Delay

2 Mins read
The UK vape industry must unite to tell the government that it has made a huge mistake in closing vape shops as…
Business & FinanceHealth & WellbeingNews

UKVIA 'Disappointed' by Vape Shop Lockdown

2 Mins read
The vape industry is ‘extremely disappointed’ that the UK government does not deem vape shops to be an essential service, the UK…

Leave a Reply

X