Vapers: Smokers want better alternative to cigarettes…


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Sheila Crisostomo – The Philippine Star

September 17, 2021 | 12:00am

Based mostly on the survey carried out by Asian analysis community ACORN Advertising and marketing & Analysis Consultants, 94 % of two,000 respondents have agreed that the federal government ought to enact insurance policies that might encourage grownup people who smoke to make use of much less dangerous various cigarettes.

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MANILA, Philippines — 9 of 10 Filipino people who smoke need a legislation that might encourage them to change to much less dangerous options to cigarettes, a survey commissioned by client advocacy group Vapers PH confirmed.

Based mostly on the survey carried out by Asian analysis community ACORN Advertising and marketing & Analysis Consultants, 94 % of two,000 respondents have agreed that the federal government ought to enact insurance policies that might encourage grownup people who smoke to make use of much less dangerous various cigarettes.

Such insurance policies would additionally be sure that these merchandise is not going to be accessible to these aged 18 and beneath.

ACORN, the biggest impartial Asian analysis community with places of work in 11 Asian international locations together with the Philippines, carried out the survey on the attitudes of Filipino tobacco and nicotine shoppers from Aug. 3 to fifteen. The two,000 respondents have been legal-age people who smoke (above 18) and vapers (above 21) nationwide.

The survey confirmed that 90 % of respondents imagine that the federal government ought to give you new methods to scale back the hurt brought on by smoking cigarettes.

In line with Vape PH president Pete Paul Dator, the outcomes of the survey “come at a crucial time when the Senate is deliberating on the Vaporized Nicotine Products (VNP) bill.”

“We hope that our senators will listen to the voice of Filipino smokers and vapers when we call on them to pass the VNP bill to encourage smokers to switch to less harmful alternatives to cigarettes,” Dator stated in an announcement.

The Senate is deliberating on Senate Invoice No. 2239, or the Vaporized Nicotine Merchandise Regulation Act, which empowers the federal government to control the importation, manufacture, sale, packaging, distribution, use and consumption of vapor (e-cigarettes) and heated tobacco merchandise (HTPs).

The assertion confirmed that about one million former people who smoke within the Philippines have already switched to novel smoke-free merchandise equivalent to digital cigarettes and HTPs which, “according to several scientific studies, are less harmful than traditional cigarettes.”

The Home of Representatives has authorized its personal model of the measure — Home Invoice 9007 or the “Non-Combustible Nicotine Delivery Systems Regulation Act” which seeks a public well being technique primarily based on the precept of tobacco hurt discount.

In its assertion, Vape PH stated the outcomes of the survey verify the “wide public support for tobacco harm reduction, or the public health strategy that supports the use of less harmful alternatives to combustible cigarettes such as e-cigarettes, HTPs and other smoke-free products.”

“Majority have positive perception, would consider to switch to e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, and would like to have greater access to accurate information about these products,” the survey reads.

The survey additionally revealed that 70 % of respondents imagine that e-cigarettes and HTPs are higher options to cigarettes and 88 % of grownup people who smoke would contemplate switching to smoke-free various merchandise.

It additionally confirmed that 92 % of respondents need better entry to health-related data backed up by scientific proof, whereas 94 % imagine that these smoke-free options ought to have well being warnings that precisely describe the dangers.


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