100 experts sign a public letter on the failure of the WHO’s current Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), urging a comprehensive rethink before COP9

The FCTC is a treaty that was adopted by the World Health Organisation in 2003, and remains in force today.

It seeks to protect present and future generations from the harms associated with tobacco consumption. However, its prohibitionist approach toward less harmful novel nicotine products - such as e-cigarettes, vapes, and pouches – is outdated, ideologically driven, and squandering the opportunity to save lives.

One hundred experts have come together to call on the WHO leadership to launch a comprehensive rethink in their stance to tobacco harm reduction, before the COP9 summit in November. The letter makes seven key points, and then delivers six recommendations – all based on contemporary scientific evidence and expertise.

Click HERE to read the letter.

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