After 25 years of cigarettes consumption, Olivier Théraulaz stopped smoking within 5 days thanks to vaping in 2013. This personal experience was his Tobacco Harm Reduction advocacy starting point. His anterior links with Drug Harm Reduction in Switzerland oriented him into his current advocacy for a united global harm reduction movement including all dependencies, with or without psychoactive substances.
Olivier Théraulaz has been the President of the Swiss vapers association, Helvetic Vape, from 2014 to 2019. He participated to the CEN and ISO Technical Committees and Working Groups on vaping products between 2015 and 2018. He is a GREA (Swiss Addictions Study Group) member since He was a member of the initial INNCO Steering Group during 2017 and is a member of INNCO’s Secretariat since the end of 2017.