Why Bans of Low-Risk Nicotine Alternatives to Smoking in LMIC's Will Do More Harm Than Good

Why Bans of Low-Risk Nicotine Alternatives to Smoking (E.g. Vape or Electronic Cigarettes , Snus, HTP's) in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) Will Do More Harm Than Good. 

Exposing the Inconvenient Truths of a Failed Global Framework to Reduce Harm Caused by Combustible Tobacco.

In 2020, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), a Bloomberg partner for ‘The Initiative to reduce tobacco use’, published its fourth position statement on e-cigarettes. In it, The Union called for a blanket ban on all electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and heated tobacco products (HTPs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

INNCO has developed a report in response to The Union, titled 10 reasons why blanket bans of e-cigarettes and HTPs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are not fit for purpose. The report is published on the INNCO website ( https://innco.org/ ) and the key findings communicated to key stakeholders.

Published: 2020 By: International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations
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