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WVA Resource Center

Fuel Your Advocacy with Comprehensive WVA Resources

Welcome to the World Vapers’ Alliance Resource Center – your go-to hub for a range of materials to champion your vaping advocacy. Whether you’re a seasoned activist or a newcomer, our collection of free resources is here to provide you with the tools and information you need to create a meaningful impact.

Discover:

  • Beat Smoking Like the Swedes
  • Research: Stay current with the latest scientific studies on vaping. 
  • Social Media Assets: Elevate your digital presence with our ready-to-use social media content. 
  • Policy Updates: Equip yourself with knowledge, and campaign essentials, from template letters to educational materials. 
  • Insightful Publications: Delve into our repository of reports, policy papers, and publications. 

Explore the Resource Center, tap into our knowledge base, and leverage these materials to create meaningful change. We’re committed to your advocacy success, offering you the resources needed to drive your passion for vaping and harm reduction.

With the World Vapers’ Alliance Resource Center, you have the tools to turn advocacy into action.

Beat Smoking Like the Swedes

In our journey towards a smoke-free future, Sweden stands as a beacon of progress with its effective harm reduction approach. As Sweden edges closer to becoming the world’s first smoke-free nation, it sets a precedent that other countries could benefit from emulating. To aid this cause, we have compiled a selection of materials designed to empower activists like you to advocate for the adoption of Sweden’s successful strategies in your local regions.

All materials provided are freely available for use and can be customized to fit your advocacy needs. Here’s what you’ll find in our repository:

Media Pack: This comprehensive kit contains everything required to publicize the cause. It includes a draft press release for media outreach, an engaging presentation about Sweden’s harm reduction success, an informative fact sheet detailing key insights about the Swedish example, and a strategic guide on engaging with politicians effectively.

Press Release
Sweden Presentation
Sweden Fact Sheet
Politician guide

Social Media Materials: Enhance your digital advocacy with our collection of social media assets, freely available for modification and sharing. Spread the word across your networks to amplify our collective voice.

 

Εδώ we will add many more Graphics from different countries and in various languages in the next few days

 

Viral Video Snippet: Courtesy of our friends “We Are Innovation,” this compelling video snippets from their documentary showcases Sweden’s journey and triumph in harm reduction. An excellent resource for engaging audiences and sparking conversation online.

Let’s Utilize These Resources to Advocate for Change

We encourage you to leverage these tools to inspire your communities and local governments to consider the Swedish example as a viable path toward reducing smoking rates and enhancing public health. Together, we can create a ripple effect of positive change, advocating for policies that prioritize harm reduction and health.

Remember, every effort counts in our collective quest for a healthier, smoke-free world. Let’s make the most of these resources and work towards a future where the success seen in Sweden is a reality everywhere.

Thank you for your commitment to this cause. Together, we are stronger.

Research:

WVA Harm Reduction and Vaping Fact Sheet

Explore topics ranging from health effects and smoking cessation to youth vaping, taxation implications, the role of nicotine, and the significance of pouch products.

Dr Colin Medelson’s book for free:

A guidebook for many vapers and THR enthusiasts authored by Dr Colin Mendelson is now available for free! The book dispels the myths and outlines the evidence in an easy-to-read and authoritative manner with over 400 scientific references.

Ongoing consultations:

Australia

The Therapeutic Goods and Other Legislation Amendment (Vaping Reforms) Bill 2024 aims to prohibit the importation, domestic manufacture, supply, commercial possession and advertisement of non-therapeutic and disposable vaping goods.

Read WVA’s submission here

Uzbekistan

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan’s draft bill on amendments and additions to certain legal acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan regarding prohibition of circulation and liability for tobacco and nicotine devices, electronic cigarettes and tobacco heating systems, including certain types of tobacco products aims to ban the import, production, sale and use of vaping and heated tobacco products.

Read WVA’s submission here

Past consultations:

Scotland

Scottish government asked for comments from stakeholders and the general public on the draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Vapes) (Scotland) Regulations 2024.

Read WVA’s submission here

Brazil

The Brazilian Health Regulation Agency’s (ANVISA) draft proposal of a resolution on electronic smoking devices aims to tighten the trade ban that has been in place in the country since 2009 and prohibit the use and possession of vaping products.

Read WVA’s submission here

Ireland

The Department of Health in Ireland launched a consultation to collect the public’s views about further regulation of tobacco and vaping.

Read WVA’s submission here.

United Kingdom

The UK Government reviewed policies on vaping and tobacco products, which could jeopardise the nation’s significant progress in harm reduction. 

Read WVA’s submission

Latvia

The amendment proposal to the Law on the circulation of tobacco products, herbal smoking products, electronic smoking devices and their liquids bans non-tobacco vaping flavours and establishes heavy restrictions on nicotine pouches, a safer nicotine product used as an alternative to traditional cigarettes by many smokers looking to quit. 

Read WVA’s submission here.

Israel:

The Department of Health and Education in Israel issued an invitation for public responses to their newly released Action Plan titled “Coping with the Damage of Electronic Cigarettes.

Read WVA’s submission here.

United Kingdom:

The United Kingdom announced a plan to mandate information sheets for smokers on how to quit inserted into cigarette packs. The WVA welcomes this plan but urges the government to also include information about less harmful alternatives for smokers who are not able to quit. Have your say and participate in the consultation here

Australia

The New South Wales Parliament in Australia is reviewing its regulation of e-cigarettes and has opened an inquiry to better understand its impact on users. Read the WVA’s submission here.

Canada

The Government of Canada launched a consultation seeking comments on its Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) “Those with lived and living experiences of tobacco use” were asked to participate. Read the WVA’s submission here.

Norway:

The Norwegian government is considering a full ban on vaping flavours, which could limit the ability to enjoy the variety of options that have helped countless smokers switch to a safer alternative. Read the WVA’s submission here.

Slovenia

The Slovenian Ministry of Health proposed to introduce a ban on all vaping flavourings except tobacco “to prevent and reduce the use of electronic cigarettes among young people”.

Read the WVA’s submission here.

Australia

Read the WVA’s response to the proposal on the potential reforms to the regulation of nicotine vaping products (NVPs) in Australia carried out by the The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) here.

The Netherlands

Read the WVA’s response to the Netherlands consultation o flavour bans here

Social Media Assets:

Combating misinformation and vaping myths

Loads of great materials for vapers to combat misinformation which can be used for free to debunk the main myths on vaping.

Free-to-use WVA Social Media graphics: 

Unlock the power of advocacy with our collection of free-to-use social media graphics. Spread the word about harm reduction and vaping by sharing impactful visuals that make a difference.

Learn from the experts: 

Tune in to our podcast series “Vaping Unplugged”, where activists can learn from leading experts, gain valuable insights, and stay updated on the latest harm reduction and vaping trends. 

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WVA policy updates:

Press Releases: 

Stay informed with our collection of press releases offering expert insights on the latest harm reduction and vaping developments, regulatory changes, and pressing consumer events.

Policy News: 

Explore our timely commentary to stay up-to-date on the dynamic landscape of harm reduction and its impact on public health. Join our exclusive Telegram Channel or follow WVA or Michael on Twitter. 

WVA in the Media: 

Catch up on the latest media hits highlighting the World Vapers’ Alliance’s impactful advocacy efforts. Explore our media coverage, from interviews to op-eds, and stay informed about our commitment to harm reduction and vaping awareness.

WVA Newsletter: 

Join the World Vapers’ Alliance today and be part of our growing community dedicated to harm reduction and vaping advocacy. Become a member to receive our exclusive newsletter, packed with the latest updates, policy insights, and opportunities to make a difference.

Publications:

Learning From the Best: A Harm Reduction Primer

Explore our insightful policy paper highlighting the global leaders in tobacco harm reduction, including the UK, Sweden, Japan, and New Zealand. Discover how these pioneering countries have successfully implemented strategies to reduce smoking rates and promote healthier alternatives.

Stop The War on Nicotine

Unravel the truth about nicotine and dispel common misconceptions in our eye-opening paper. Explore why nicotine itself isn’t the villain – it’s the delivery system that matters.

WVA’s Vaping Products Directive

Explore our vision for the future of harm reduction policy with our proposal for the EU’s Tobacco Product Directive. Crafted with a deep understanding of the nuances surrounding harm reduction, this paper outlines our stance on how balanced regulation can positively impact public health.

Vaping And The Gateway Myth

We also delve into the vaping and gateway myth, addressing whether vaping truly serves as a gateway to smoking. Our analysis challenges assumptions, providing a balanced perspective rooted in scientific evidence.

Tobacco Harm Reduction and Nicotine Perceptions

This survey reveals a startling truth: misinformation clouds the perceptions of many smokers about vaping and its health impact. Dive into the survey findings and uncover the urgent need to educate and bridge the knowledge gap for a smoke-free future.

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