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INNCO is No Longer Funded by The Foundation for A Smoke-Free World

For immediate release 15 March 2023 Geneva, Switzerland - The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) wishes to announce that, effective from March 14, 2023, it is no longer funded by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW). This important loss of funding does not hamper our abilities to continue to support our members and fulfil our mission as an organisation. "We are grateful for the support we have ...
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INNCO draws attention to the apparent censorship of the THR Summit Spain 2023.

For immediate release 23 February, 2023 INNCO views with concern what happened in Spain with the THR Summit Spain 2023, where apparently pressure from the Spanish Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation tried to prevent a much-needed debate on the role of Harm Reduction tools in a nation where the prevalence of people who smoke continues to increase. Geneva, Switzerland, 23 February 2023 - A few months ago, ...
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Notice of Departure – Charles A. Gardner PhD.

The Governing Board of INNCO wishes to notify its members and the general public of the departure of INNCO’s former Executive Director, Mr Charles A. Gardner PhD. Charles joined INNCO in April 2021, and was responsible for leading the activities of INNCO’s secretariat to support its members and drive the global movement for tobacco harm reduction. During his tenure, Charles championed several causes within INNCO, such as promoting public knowledge ...
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Notice of Retraction. 

Press Release – For immediate release Geneva, Switzerland, 28 January 2023 - Following an internal review, INNCO’s Governing Board has decided to retract the open letter from Mr. Charles Gardner to Mr. Michael Bloomberg published on 24 January, with immediate effect.  Whilst well-meaning, and expressing the deep frustration felt by many consumers and advocates about the fierce opposition towards harm reduction instigated by many Bloomberg-funded organisations, the Board is of the opinion ...
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Press Release – INNCO calls on Journalists to Spread the Truth

Press Release - For immediate release Geneva, Switzerland, 3 January 2023 - For many years, nicotine has been demonised by tobacco control “experts” as a gateway to teen smoking, and as a “brain toxin.” Yet, 15 past-Presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), the world’s top professional society in the field of tobacco control, recently published a paper rejecting these claims. Not one mainstream media platform ...
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Press Release - INNCO - Popcorn Lung Myth

Press Release – This long-debunked myth keeps popping up:  

In 20 years of safe use, “popcorn lung” has never been reported in any of the world’s 82 million adult nicotine vapers Geneva, Switzerland, 17 November 2022 - For many years, nicotine has been demonised by tobacco control “experts” to discourage smoking. While ending smoking should be EVERYONE’s collective goal, violating Truth-Telling to achieve that goal is unethical. Worse still, it condemns smokers to a needless death sentence without giving ...
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Press Release – INNCO is outraged!

A tobacco company that makes cigarettes just bought the first and only tobacco company on Earth that had stopped making deadly cigarettes Geneva, Switzerland, 14 November 2022 - INNCO wishes to express its horror at the recent purchase, by Philip Morris International (PMI), of Swedish Match, the only tobacco company that has ever voluntarily quit making combustible cigarettes. INNCO, a non-profit alliance of 37 non-industry independent volunteer-led member organisations around ...
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This Needs to Stop! INNCO Calls Out Harm Reduction Deniers for Routinely Slandering and Intimidating People Who Use Safer Nicotine (PWUSN) to Avoid Toxic Forms of Tobacco

Geneva, Switzerland, 17 August 2022 - A recent paper by researchers at the University of Bath, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that “almost three-quarters” of 23 people in the tobacco control field say they feel harassed by ex-smokers who have become harm reduction advocates. Bath researchers found, “The most frequently reported forms of intimidation were discreditation on social or traditional media, legal threats/action and threatening messages.” INNCO ...
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Evidence Wins Out as Philippines Takes a Huge Step Forward in Favour of Public Health

Geneva, Switzerland, 15 August 2022 - INNCO congratulates the government of The Philippines for siding with public health evidence and taking a huge leap towards preserving the health of millions. Despite interference from anti-harm reduction activists, the Philippines has embraced harm reduction to help smokers quit, reducing health risks for people who use toxic forms of tobacco. This approach could save the lives of 16 million Filipinos. Allegations of illegal ...
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