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Lars Ramström Birthday

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

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 over 1 billion people worldwide who continue to use toxic forms of tobacco, who will ...
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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 E-Cigarettes and HTPs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) Are Not Fit for Purpose.” Available ...
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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 Harm Than Good In 2020, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), a ...
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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 products and the refusal to recognize harm reduction principles to lower the disease and premature ...
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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 substandard products and economic development losses. “We understand that the government wants to improve regulatory ...
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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 not only the report itself, but also failed to disclose the experts and research it ...
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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 advocate for tobacco harm reduction (THR) as a legitimate human right. Our collective voices are ...
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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 submission to an inquiry from Australia’s Senate Select Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction, INNCO stressed ...
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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 by non-government organizations backed by Bloomberg Initiative on regulators, such as the Philippines’ Food and ...
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INNCO Rejects Twitter Analysis by University of Bath Researchers Falsely Linking Harm Reduction Efforts to Tobacco Industry 

Geneva, Switzerland, November 17, 2020 – The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) today announced it has submitted comments to a recent research paper, titled, “Exploring the Twitter activity around the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control,” published on November 11, 2020 in the Tobacco Control Journal. The report, written by researchers from the University of Bath and funded ...
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