Minister Duclos: Please Listen to the Science…


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Vaping trade requires Canada to be a hurt discount chief at WCO FCTC COP9 convention

TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2021 /CNW/ – The Vaping Trade Commerce Affiliation (VITA) is asking on Federal Well being Minister Jean-Yves Duclos to take a robust management stance in protection of hurt discount on the upcoming Convention of the Events (COP9) to the World Well being Group’s (WHO) Framework Conference on Tobacco Management (FCTC). In doing so, it might assist make sure that lowered hurt alternate options like vaping merchandise stay a pretty possibility for grownup people who smoke who cannot, will not, or battle to give up cigarettes.

Vaping Trade Commerce Affiliation (VITA) Brand (CNW Group/Vaping Trade Commerce Affiliation (VITA))

“For causes that defy scientific proof and public well being, WHO continues to advocate a place that might primarily deal with tobacco and vaping merchandise in the identical method, which is counterproductive to the idea of hurt discount. If WHO pushes that agenda at COP9, Minister Duclos must reject it as it might severely undermine Canada’s conventional help for hurt discount,” said Daniel David, President of VITA.

Medical and scientific our bodies from world wide, together with The Royal Faculty of Physicians (UK) have concluded that vaping merchandise are not less than 95% much less dangerous than smoking cigarettes, and Well being Canada acknowledges that vaping is a much less dangerous possibility for people who smoke.

“You possibly can go on Well being Canada’s web site right now and it says ‘vaping is much less dangerous than smoking.’ That being the case, Canada can not undertake a worldwide framework from WHO suggesting in any other case. It is going to solely create confusion and undermine the potential for people who smoke to make the transition to vaping,” said David.

“If Canada adopts a WHO framework that treats tobacco and vaping merchandise in the identical method, we can have taken an enormous step backwards for public well being. There is no such thing as a justification for taking a stance that may create additional public confusion concerning the vital and well-established hurt discount worth that vaping represents for grownup people who smoke.” said David.

The signatories to the FCTC will collect from November 8 to 13 for the FCTC’s COP9. Whereas Canada has not revealed its listing of attendees, it’s presumed to be led by Well being Canada officers.

“These WHO conferences on the FCTC are notoriously secretive, typically even barring the media. Minister Duclos wants to inform Canada’s 1.2 million vapers if he’ll defend their pursuits and well being from the activist WHO agenda,” said David.

VITA is asking on Minister Duclos to make Canada’s place publicly recognized for COP9, to push for public transparency in the course of the conferences, and name for an inclusive evidence-based and scientific evaluation of WHO coverage in help of smoking hurt discount applied sciences equivalent to vaping. Moreover, we ask that Minister Duclos refers back to the open letter from 100 world famend healthcare professionals who oppose WHOs proposal on vaping.

SOURCE Vaping Trade Commerce Affiliation (VITA)

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