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Advocates Urge WHO To Consider E-Cigarettes, Similar Products As Harm Reduction Mechanisms To Tobacco Control

Financial Times: Campaigners urge WHO to give vaping a chance
“Seventy leading public health experts and anti-tobacco campaigners have urged the World Health Organization to adopt a more sympathetic attitude to e-cigarettes and other alternatives to smoking, ‘which have the potential to bring the epidemic of smoking-caused disease to a more rapid conclusion.’ Their joint letter to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, is intended to influence this week’s conference of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Geneva, which frames international health policy on the issue…” (Cookson, 9/30).

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