The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Vaping has been holding an evidence gathering inquiry in advance of the next World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) Conference of Parties (COP9). As well as hearing from experts, organisations have been uploading evidenced documents to the APPG’s website.
In the past, the UK was tied to the European Union’s collective position on vaping and tobacco harm reduction as laid out in the Tobacco Products Directive which meant the COP’s participants didn’t get to hear about our huge successes. Later this year, the government’s representatives will be free to sing about how vaping has driven an exceptional shift away from tobacco consumption.
The submission to the APPG(1) from the Adam Smith Institute(2) talks about how, “the United Kingdom is a world leader in encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes, which has had a markedly positive public health impact.”
“The WHO/FCTC position on e-cigarettes undermines our success in this area and this will likely continue at COP9” – The Adam Smith Institute
Dave Cross – Planet of the Vapes – 2021-04-01.