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We looked inside some of the tweets by @VIDAdotNEWS and here's what we found interesting.

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Happy #InternationalPodcastDay! What is your favorite tobacco harm reduction podcast? Tag them in the comments below 👇👇👇

“It’s the enormous quantity of products, of flavors, of designs that empowers the people to find a personalized solution.” @VapTom advocates for regulation that embraces the positive attributes of safer alternatives, and asks for these products be regulated to protect consumers.

One of the first steps in successful harm reduction tactics, in Dr. R. Pradeep’s opinion, revolves around establishing protocols for areas frequented by women: “We should build a protocol for women-dominated hospital departments... where women are regular visitors.”

The progress can already be seen, according to @Doctor_Mier, and all that’s needed is time. He explains forward momentum in the FDA recognizing the harm-reduction in one product and he believes more organizations will follow. “We are on the correct side of history.”

“Make it accessible to the user. Make it an option. Don’t make it an evil but rather accommodate it, encourage it.” @JoelSawa recommends countries need to accept that tobacco harm-reduction is a viable solution and countries should embrace these products.

“We really don’t know what the patients are using and what they have access to.” Dr. Shanmuganathan discusses the bans & lack of standardization on THR products, and the challenges this presents for physicians with little to no information about these products & their contents.

Dr. Kgosi Letlape believes the negative perception of the tobacco industry stems from a combination of lack of trust, falsifying information, and people who have built their careers and profit from the industry.

“When it comes to women, I feel they've started this smokeless tobacco habit because of the depression which they undergo in their family & the suppressiveness of the society.” Dr. B. Bhuvaneswari elaborates on the effects of cultural & societal pressures, particularly in India

“Society must receive truth and scientific-based information regarding these alternatives because they don’t have to fear these products.” @VapTom talks about how the misinformation spread in the media & the industry needs to be counteracted & that people need to be educated.

Quoted @VIDAdotNEWS

“There are women right now who may be having high symptoms of depression and suicide & they wouldn’t come to a psychiatrist...because our culture & society is based on fear, shame & guilt.” Dr. R. Pradeep offers insight into some cultural roles at play regarding women in India.

Mental health matters. And there are mental health helplines one can reach out to. Please look for one in your locality. #womeninIndia #Mentalhealth #India

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Miss the panel on Women and Tobacco Harm Reduction in India? We've got you covered. Check out the recap on the panel, as well as the full video here:


Dr. R. Pradeep reveals his necessary steps in addressing women & tobacco. “In order to take a step against tobacco, I believe the first step would be acknowledging the problem, knowing how deep the problem is, getting our statistical values, then comes formations of protocols.”

“When you have something that’s a technological revolution that comes up, it’s a threat to their world view.” This is Dr. Kgosi Letlape’s perspective on why there is backlash surrounding safer nicotine alternatives from the tobacco industry.

Dr. Kgosi Letlape breaks down why some people insist on banning harm-reduction products. “The biggest drivers are two things: fear and ignorance. People are fearful but they are also not informed.”

“It’s going to turn the majority of the industry over to big tobacco.” Skip Murray reflects on the exhaustive PTMA process and how that will shape the future of small businesses.

The case of the UK is one that should be replicated, according to @Doctor_Mier. He explains that they have reduced the smoking population by 10% in a matter of years and if implemented elsewhere, the results could be monumental.

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.@JoelSawa shares why the policies regarding the banning of THR products should be based on the collective opinion of those using the products. “They need to come down to the individuals who are actually using this because that would help put more perspective on the matter."

Joel Sawa Chair of @ThrUganda believes consulting with safer nicotine consumers is pivotal in creating proportionate, informed policies on THR products. He’s right! #THR4Africa @GoingSmokefree

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Will the British Government legalise Snus in the UK next year during the TRPR review? #snus @Eu4Snus @NNAlliance @NNAllianceSW @WeVapeUK @ChaunceyGardner @vaper_the @patrikstromer @cjsnowdon

We shall prevail in our quest for safer alternatives to smoking 🇸🇪 🇬🇧 & lead the world in harm reduction @Stingfreesnus @VIDAdotNEWS @Jochurchill4 @Snusforumet @jkelovuori

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“I don’t feel these products should have been classified as tobacco. There’s no tobacco in them...I think they should have gotten their own classification.” Skip Murray weighs in on why regulations should differentiate between tobacco products and harm reduction products.

Very true @imaracingmom this banding of safer nicotine alternatives with tobacco products is a misguided action.

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