In a report that received a response from the European WHO, it analyzed various issues, from damage caused by toxic ingredients and exposure to nicotine to how to market new tobacco and nicotine products in a radical way with little supervision.
Madrid (European News) .- The World Health Organization published a report in May last year in which it observed the “dark” consequences of the consumption of new tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. After thorough analysis of various scientific literature, he concluded the need to strengthen controls over these products.
This report is a continuation of the European WHO. It focuses on a range of issues, including the dangers caused by nicotine and toxic ingredients, as well as how new nicotine products can be sold. Potential users, including teenagers and children.
The WHO Research Group on Tobacco Product Regulation was established to inform decision-makers of the scientific background of these products. They also urge them close the regulatory gap regarding new nicotine and tobacco products. These include heated tobacco products (HTP) and electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS).
According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is responsible for more than 8,000,000 deaths annually. More than 7 million of these deaths can be attributed directly to tobacco use. Approximately 1.3 million are due to non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. The global health emergency that is tobacco continues to be is that half of those who use it die.
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, (FCTC), recommends that policymakers concentrate on evidence-based methods to reduce tobacco consumption. This includes emerging tobacco products, which are promoted by the industry.
The report emphasizes the importance of applying the strictest tobacco control regulations to HTP.
However, the report calls for independent data and research to assess the health effects of heating tobacco products. It also demands that tobacco manufacturers disclose all product information.
Additionally, it is illegal to add pharmacologically-active substances such as cannabis or THC to e-cigarettes.
Therefore, it urges countries to implement the new report’s recommendations because they believe that “there is sufficient information on nicotine and tobacco products to take action and protect the health of their population, especially the younger generation.”
The report acknowledges that with the development of these products, there is still a lot to know about these products. To understand the complexity of ENDS and ENNDS, and the universality and use of marketing strategies, more independent research is necessary.