Global experts call on World Health Organisation to ditch ‘prohibitionist’ anti-vaping stance

20 October 2021

More than 100 global experts have slammed the World Health Organisation for an anti-vaping stance that is contributing to “millions” of avoidable smoking-related deaths.

In an open letter ahead of a global tobacco control meeting next month, the group of independent experts in nicotine science and policy have blasted the WHO for being “dismissive of the potential to transform the tobacco market from high-risk to low-risk products”.

Emeritus Professor Wayne Hall from the National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research at the University of Queensland, is a signatory.

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