Chairman of the Indonesian Electronic Cigarette Consumers Association: New tobacco products help change smoking habits

Chairman of the Indonesian Electronic Cigarette Consumers Association: New tobacco products help change smoking habits

According to a report by VIVA Lifestyle on December 14, Paido Siahaan, chairman of the Indonesian Electronic Cigarette Consumers Association (Asosiasi Konsumen Vape Indonesia, referred to as AKVINDO), said that new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products and nicotine Pockets, etc., can help adult smokers change their smoking habits and improve public health.

According to a report titled "Evidence Review of E-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products 2018" released by the UK Health Security Agency, these new tobacco products reduce the risk by 90-95% compared with ordinary tobacco. %. At the same time, these products are twice as effective as nicotine replacement therapy in helping adult smokers quit smoking.

Countries such as Sweden, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Japan have promoted the use of new tobacco products based on this scientific research. Consumer Association President Aipedo believes that accurate access to information is crucial for the public to fully understand these products. "We hope to actively work with governments and other relevant stakeholders to provide accurate and objective information on the benefits of new tobacco products," he said.

Johan Sumantri, Chairman of Aliansi Vaper Indonesia (AVI), also emphasized the importance of strengthening scientific research and social promotion activities on new tobacco products, hoping that these products can become a popular choice for adult smokers Give up the option of smoking.

He added, "We hope adult smokers will choose new tobacco products to change their smoking habits. Existing information and research can help the public further understand these products, from their benefits to risks."
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