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Access to safer nicotine products in Africa more vital than ever


About 80% of smokers live in low-and middle-income countries and have no access to safer nicotine products – resulting in greater pain and suffering, prolonged illness and preventable deaths. Health professionals and Policy makers in Africa find themselves confronted by a phenomenon of rising cigarette smoking rates. Smoking a e-cigarette Despite some effort by African governments in achieving some of ...

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Alternatives to tobacco: The unwavering stance of scientists and experts


The seventh annual Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) held from June 11 to 12, 2020h and was organised by “Knowledge Action Change Limited (KAC)”, headed by Professor Gerry Stimson, a public health social scientist from the United Kingdom. Vaping Usually held in Warsaw, Poland, this year’s event took place virtually due to Covid-19. Under the theme “Science, ethics and human rights”, over 30 experts/scientists ...

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Health experts condemn barriers to safer nicotine


The Kenya-based Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) has joined leading international scientists and public health experts in condemning attempts to block smokers getting new nicotine products that could save millions of lives. Nicotine CASA chairman, Joseph Magero, who is participating in the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN), says restrictions on innovative alternatives for smokers are denying them a healthier future. “If we are serious about reducing the 30,000 ...

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