In what is almost certainly a preview of policies that will be urged at the fall meeting of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the WHO has issued a report on “new and emerging” tobacco and nicotine product use that encourages countries to adopt harsh anti-vaping and anti-harm reduction positions.

There is literally nothing new in the report. It’s the usual set of complaints and lies about vaping, and a reupping of the evergreen list of excuses for the WHO’s own feeble anti-smoking progress. Worldwide tobacco control efforts would be going swimmingly, the WHO says, except for those darn tobacco and “related” companies’ attempts to reverse the progress by encouraging uptake of non-combustible nicotine products like vapes (which, as usual, are called ENDS).

Vaping products contain nicotine, they explain, which may affect adolescent brain development.

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Jim McDonald – – 2021-07-27.

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