A webinar on vapes — also known as electronic cigarettes — will be held on October 21. The webinar will host speakers from Bangladesh and abroad. Organized by Voices of Vapers Bangladesh, the webinar is set to discuss the findings of a white paper that was recently published with case studies on vaping in four countries.
The paper, titled “Vaping Works.
International Best Practices: United Kingdom, New Zealand, France and Canada”analyzes the policies implemented by governments on electronic cigarettes and combustible tobacco products for smoking cessation efforts in the UK, New Zealand, Franceand Canada.
The case study indicate there is clear and comprehensive evidence indicating vaping is “95 percent safer” than combustible tobacco products and are “twice as effective as traditional nicotine replacement therapies,”the publishers of the papers said.
“Countries that embrace vaping, such as France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Canada have witnessed a decrease in smoking rates that is twice as fast as the global average,” the paper noted.
The webinar on October 19 will be attended by Michael Landl,Director of the World Vapers’ Alliance; Shahriar Arifin, DGM, Marketing, Unimed Unihealth Pharmaceuticals; Dr. Mithun Alamgir, Professor and Head of the Department,Community Medicine, Enam Medical College and Hospital; and Schumann Zaman, President of Bangladesh Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Traders Association (BENDSTA).
The speakers at the webinar will answer questions from the audience on vaping and Tobacco Harm Reduction.