This yr’s discussion board will talk about the deserves of hurt discount as the best technique to deal with the smoking epidemic within the Asia-Pacific area.
Organized within the Philippines, the theme of this yr’s occasion is ‘Integrating Hurt Discount in Asian Insurance policies: A Main Win for Public Well being’ and it’s anticipated to construct on the success and momentum of the earlier boards. As a non-profit and interdisciplinary group, AHRF goals to tell and educate about hurt discount, current scientific research and developments in public well being.
Because the theme title suggests, this yr’s discussion board will talk about the deserves of hurt discount as probably the most efficient technique to deal with the smoking epidemic within the Asia-Pacific area. AHRF 2022 Lead Convenor Professor is Ron Sison, who can be the president of HARAP (The Hurt Discount Alliance of the Philippines) and highlights that when once more the occasion will underscore the significance of Tobacco Hurt Discount (THR).
As in earlier years, AHRF 2022 might be that includes a staff of multi-disciplinary audio system who’re internationally acclaimed specialists of their fields. These will embody Professor David Sweanor from the College of Ottawa Centre for Well being, Regulation, Coverage, and Ethics Advisory Committee Chair, whose presentation is titled ‘How Revolutionary Merchandise & Coverage Can Bolster Tobacco Hurt Discount’.
Affiliation of Vapers India member and Worldwide Community of Nicotine Client Organizations (INNCO) board member, Jagannath Sarangapani (Jaggi), will current on ‘India because the Largest Battleground between THR Advocates and Prohibitionists within the World’. Whereas President of Philippine E-Cigarette Trade Affiliation Joey Dulay will current on ‘How Will the Vape Regulation Change the Smoke-Free Trade within the Philippines?’
Audio system from the Asia-Pacific area
Different Tobacco Hurt Discount Advocates from the Asia-Pacific area will embody New Zealand’s Nancy Loucas on ‘The Subversion of Public Well being: Client Views’, Thailand’s Asa Saligupta, and Peter Paul Dator from the Philippines.
Dator, who’s the President of shopper group, Vapers PH, will talk about the Philippines’ current lifting of its vaping ban and regulation of safer nicotine merchandise might be a key focus at AHRF 2022. Whereas President of Filipino non-profit group Give up For Good, Dr Lorenzo Mata Jr, will current on ‘Saving 16 Million Filipino People who smoke: Embracing Tobacco Hurt Discount by Correct Info and Cheap Regulation’.
“A number of Asia-Pacific international locations have legalised and controlled vaping in recent times, with Thailand and Malaysia subsequent. All eyes are on our area and the falling smoking charges of these international locations which have embraced, not banned, the world’s simplest smoking cessation instrument – vaping. Registrations are coming in from all all over the world for AHRF 2022. It’s set to be an excellent occasion,” mentioned Nancy Loucas in a media launch.