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WHO COP9: South Africa’s Stance on ENDS is Misguided and Not Scientific

The 13th of November marked the conclusion of the Ninth Session of the Conference of…

Vaping Can Play an Important Role in Reducing Global Smoking

As vaping incidence continues to grow globally, governments across the world have been mulling appropriate…

Sanity Should Prevail Over the Regulation of Electronic Vapour Products at COP-9

In early November 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) will host its 9th iteration of…

The Principle of Harm Reduction Should Apply Across the Board to Achieve Public Health Objectives

A paper by the National Center for Biotechnology Information states that harm reduction is a…

Measures to Prevent Youth Vaping Should Not Be at the Expense of Smokers in Need of Alternatives to Smoking

Health bodies and institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) have frequently raised concerns…

The WHO’s War Against Nicotine Hampering Discussions on Real Solutions to Tobacco Harm Reduction

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stepped up its tobacco control fight, by taking the…

Department of Health Should Maintain Government’s Principle of Evidence-Based Policy Making in its Regulation of EVPs

In May 2021, Department of Health (DoH), conducted consultations with the vaping industry to assess…

South Africa Should Rethink its Tobacco Control Strategies in Line with Global Trends

There is a growing wave of acceptance that current tobacco control policies as prescribed by…

Unfair Consultative Meeting on the Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill

Honourable Minister Mkhize, The Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPASA) wishes to request the…

The Department of Health Should Open Itself up to Genuine Conversations on Vaping

South Africa should follow the lead of the Australian government in opening itself up to…

Conversations on Vaping and Harm Reduction Must Continue

The year 2020 was most challenging for all sectors of society in South Africa, and…