ENDs and HTPs

ENDs and HTPs

Youth e-cigarette use in ASEAN countries

#Breakfreefromnicotine

Malaysia
1 %
Philippines
1 %
Brunei
1 %
Indonesia
1 %
Lao PDR
1 %
Thailand
1 %
Vietnam
1 %
Cambodia
1 %

In the ASEAN, tobacco industry allies are promoting the industry message for “risk-proportionate taxation and regulation”.

Weaker regulations will enable the industry to sell more of its harmful products in the ASEAN.

The industry is already aggressively advertising, promoting, and selling these harmful products to drive its business growth at the expense of smokers and non-smokers alike.

Governments should reject the tobacco industry’s voluntary marketing code. Reject the industry’s non-enforceable agreements.

Discover how the tobacco industry attempts to regulate itself through voluntary marketing codes: bit.ly/TobaccoIndustryDuplicity

Electronic Smoking Devices contain addictive and harmful chemicals. The long-term risks for use and exposure are still unknown.

FIVE ASEAN countries have banned e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products to protect youths and prevent their loss of tobacco control gains.

The tobacco industry falsely advertises electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products as “less harmful.” However, the devices heat liquids and/or compressed tobacco cartridges to emit a toxic chemical aerosol.

The aerosol contains highly addictive nicotine and many other toxic chemicals. These chemicals increase the risk of heart, lung, digestive and reproductive disorders, and also weaken the immune response.

Besides being a tumor promoter, nicotine also harms fetal and adolescent brain development.

FIVE ASEAN countries have banned e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products to protect youths and prevent their loss of tobacco control gains.

The tobacco industry falsely advertises electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products as “less harmful.” However, the devices heat liquids and/or compressed tobacco cartridges to emit a toxic chemical aerosol.

The aerosol contains highly addictive nicotine and many other toxic chemicals. These chemicals increase the risk of heart, lung, digestive and reproductive disorders, and also weaken the immune response.

Besides being a tumor promoter, nicotine also harms fetal and adolescent brain development.

As a precaution, governments should ban e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products to protect the health of the public, especially youths.

Where e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not banned, they must be strictly regulated:
✔️prevent youth and non-smoker initiation
✔️prevent unproven health claims about these products
✔️prohibit promotion and restrict the use and sale of these products
✔️protect against tobacco industry interference

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