Like earlier years, this 12 months’s discussion board will function multi-disciplinary and internationally acclaimed specialists within the filed, who’re all targeted on reaching science-based options and create entry to safer different nicotine merchandise.
Organized within the Philippines, the theme of this 12 months’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 12 months’s discussion board will talk about the deserves of hurt discount as the simplest technique to deal with the smoking epidemic within the Asia-Pacific area. AHRF 2022 Lead Convenor Professor is Ron Sison, who can also be the president of HARAP (The Hurt Discount Alliance of the Philippines) who highlights that when once more the occasion will underscore the significance of Tobacco Hurt Discount (THR).
“This key occasion comes at a essential turning level, as THR takes root in a number of Asian international locations. Asia is on the cusp of embracing safer nicotine merchandise as a compassionate however efficient method of addressing our area’s smoking epidemic,” says Government Coordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Hurt Discount Advocates) Nancy Loucas.
As in earlier years, AHRF 2022 will function multi-disciplinary and internationally acclaimed main specialists from the fields of science, policymaking, and shopper advocacy, who’re all targeted on reaching science-based options and create entry to safer different nicotine merchandise.
President of Filipino shopper group, Vapers PH, Peter Dator, mentioned that Asia has been taking steps in direction of changing into smoke-free. “Asia is actively tackling the steps in direction of securing a smoke-free future. The Philippines not too long ago lifted its vaping ban, regulating the importation, manufacture, sale, and advertising and marketing of vaping merchandise. Malaysia and Thailand are additionally set to manage, because of the sheer weight of scientific proof and the arduous work of THR advocates.”
For additional info on AHRF 2022, THR supporters and vaping advocates from all world wide are inspired to go to: http://www.asiaharmreductionforum.on-line/ and to register to attend this free occasion, go to https://bit.ly/3Vo05hP
For a free digital media repository on tobacco hurt discount in Asia Pacific – together with media releases, photos, and graphics – please go to https://apthrmedia.org