Vapers Digest 1st November

Wednesday’s News at a glance:

Three From Dave Cross, Planet Of The Vapes

Open Letter to the UN

Pressure is building on the United Nations as 52 consumer groups from around the world have written an open letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Volker Türk. They are calling on the UN to protect the universal Right to Health and endorse harm reduction to reduce smoking.


Tory MPs Craig Whittaker and Mark Jenkinson comment to the media that the UK needs to stand up to the WHO over our track record with vapes. Meanwhile, the Commons continues to discuss teen use, how widespread the illegal products are, and when the Government is going to get around to publishing its response to the youth vaping consultation.

Access is Better than Tax Hikes

A study looking at the situation in New Zealand reveals opening up access to alternative nicotine products is more effective than tax hikes on vape products when it comes to smoking cessation. The report conclusively found that vapes accelerated the rate of smoking cessation in the country.


Another anonymously-written WHO paper is misleading Parties to #COP10

The one where it is suggested nicotine pouches should be banned because they are popular

Two weeks ago, Copwatch drew attention to an anonymously-written paper designed to gaslight Parties at COP10 about disposable vapes.

There is a similar attempt at gaslighting going on with a second document in the same series, this time on nicotine pouches. It begins by setting out its stall. “As we will illustrate below, pouches are offered in an extraordinary array of flavours”, before misdirecting Parties as to the threat.

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