So vapers, the Philippines called on the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP) to carefully study the reasons behind the British Medical Association‘s change on e-cigarettes.
The PCCP should consider following the lead of the British Medical Association (BMA). The BMA have recently reversed it’s negative stance on e-cigarettes and are now supporting vaping as a method to reduce smoking. The PCCP is the premier professional organization of Filipino pulmonologist and acknowledged authority in pulmonary medicine in the Philippines. The organisation can have a significant impact on decisions and actions to reduce the risk of tobacco used in the Philippines. These measures could save millions of lives.
According to Pinlac; president of the Vapers Philippines, (local tobacco risk reduction advocates), they have been urging the Department of Health to follow the British government’s anti-tobacco policies. The policies support consumers that wish to quit smoking. They also promote the use of products that help smokers quit, especially e-cigarettes. Last year, about two million people in the UK used e-cigarettes and stopped smoking altogether. Proving this method is popular and successful.
In the paper “Electronic Cigarettes: Balancing Risks and Opportunities”, the BMA points out that more and more smokers are using e-cigarettes to reduce or stop smoking. E-cigarettes have obvious potential benefits to reduce the risks associated with smoking. There is a large consensus that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking.
The MBA paper is written specifically for policy makers to emphasize the association’s concerns and potential opportunities surrounding the use of e-cigarettes. It clarifies what the BMA believes is an appropriate policy response, given the evolving regulatory and policy environment for these devices in the UK.
The BMA paper provides policy makers with three key messages to help reduce the risk of tobacco use. Firstly, there is a growing consensus that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking. Secondly, e-cigarettes are the most popular means to quit smoking. Thirdly, the current consumer regulations and feasible standards should be kept under review in the UK.
All in all the word is spreading that vaping is beneficial and can improve people’s health so let’s keep this going!
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