Lars Ramström, felicitations on your 90th birthday! – A birthday card with a bit more than fits on a birthday card

Lars Ramström Birthday

It is with great honour and pleasure that INNCO belatedly congratulate you on your 90th birthday, including passing on the well wishes from almost 35 member organisations around the world supporting the rights of 98 million users of safer nicotine products. But, perhaps even more so: A future thank you on behalf of the well […]

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INNCO Seeking Global Communications Director

GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) was formed in 2016 to represent people who use safer nicotine products. INNCO brings together the voices of more than 35 grassroots organisations to promote Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) on the national, regional and global stage. THR is a public health concept that respects […]

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NEW INNCO POSITION PAPER OUTLINES WHY BANS ON POPULAR ALTERNATIVES TO SMOKING WILL DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD

Denying Access to Safer Nicotine Products in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Will Endanger the Lives of 800 Million People Geneva, Switzerland, March 16, 2021 – The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO), a global association advocating for sensible tobacco harm reduction policies, today introduced a new position paper, “10 Reasons Why Blanket Bans of […]

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Why Bans in Low & Middle Income Countries Don’t Work

Download Reports/Press Release INNCO LMIC Report (English)INNCO LMIC Report (Spanish) INNCO LMIC Report (French) INNCO LMIC Report (Swahili) INNCO Press Release (English)INNCO Press Release (Spanish)INNCO Press Release (Portuguese) Country-Specific Data The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction   Why Bans of Low-Risk Nicotine Alternatives to Smoking in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) Will Do More […]

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INNCO Submits Comments to UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping

INNCO Expresses Concerns about WHO and FCTC Direction on COP 9 and Harm Reduction for Tobacco On 1 February 2021, INNCO submitted comments to the U.K. All Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping Inquiry. INNCO has grave concerns regarding the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) treatment of low-risk nicotine […]

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INNCO Calls for Sensible Regulation of Nicotine Alternatives in Vietnam

Global Advocacy Organisation Stresses Need for Consumer Access to Tobacco Harm Reduction Products HANOI, Vietnam, Jan. 27, 2021  — The International Network of Nicotine Consumers Organisations (INNCO) is urging the Vietnamese government to exercise “true independence” in its regulation of tobacco harm reduction (THR) products, warning that failure to adopt evidence-based guidelines will lead to […]

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INNCO Submits Comments to World Health Organization Executive Board re Report of the Tenth Meeting of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation

The World Health Organization’s Executive Board is considering a number of items at its January meeting, one of which is Provisional Agenda item 22  EB148/47 regarding the Report of  the Tenth Meeting of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation. Only the Study Group’s recommendations have been published. The Study Group failed to provide […]

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Reflections by the President of INNCO about 2020 and What 2021 Will Bring

Dear members,  With 2020 behind us, we reflect on the past year’s events and look forward to what is ahead in 2021.  The pandemic created hardship, sorrows and disruptions, alongside the seemingly unending battles to secure and safeguard our access to safer nicotine alternatives. We remain optimistic, however, as INNCO and its members continue to […]

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Tobacco Harm Reduction Organisation INNCO Urges Australia’s Senate to Enact Sensible Regulations on Low-Risk Nicotine Alternatives

Canberra, Australia, December 9, 2020 – The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO), a global association advocating for sensible tobacco harm reduction policies, is urging Australia’s Senate to adopt a pragmatic approach toward low-risk nicotine products, warning that thousands of consumers may be forced to return to smoking unless balanced, risk-relative legislation is enacted. In a written […]

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INNCO expresses concern over impact of foreign group’s donation on local FDA

An umbrella group of more than 35 national consumer organizations expressed concern over the growing influence of foreign grants on health regulators that may adversely affect the campaign to reduce the harm caused by combustible cigarettes in low- and middle-income countries including the Philippines. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizations cited the influence exerted […]

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