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A curated list of articles which focus on FCTC COP.

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1. The Counterfactual, Clive Bates: Letters sent by experts to WHO and articles about WHO and tobacco harm reduction, from 2014 to now. A must read for anyone wanting a clear headed look at the issues.

“WHO should be building public trust, not giving its critics further justification”

2. A 2021 report by the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping Inquiry (COP9)

Inquiry into the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of the Parties

Against a backdrop of the WHO suggesting that vaping should be banned, the Parliamentarians sought to assess how our progressive and successful approach to tobacco harm reduction and reduced risk products at home, fits in with the WHO’s prohibitionist stance at a time when the UK is one of the WHO’s largest state donors

3. October 2021 Briefing paper from the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Conference of the Parties (COP): an explainer

“FCA accreditation is only open to those with no connections to the tobacco industry, however tangential or historical. Also excluded are advocacy NGOs representing people directly affected by tobacco control regimes. This includes smokers and users of safer nicotine products. The involvement of the tobacco industry in the production of some but by no means all safer nicotine products means that advocacy organisations in favour of tobacco harm reduction, including numerous vaping or snus consumer advocacy organisations, are excluded de facto.”

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