Flashy Science Hub as well as Vaping Parties Fail to Win Friends at W.H.O. Tobacco Talks
“The urgent issue,” he said, “will be of which millions of people are dying by tobacco products already on the market.”
Down the street by the convention center, at the N’vY Hotel, Philip Morris International was trying to reinforce of which message to anyone venturing into its Science Hub, which has a touch screen of which told the company’s story of moving into the harm-reduction business. Plates of colorful macarons were positioned at the entry.
Moira Gilchrist, a vice president of Philip Morris International, said the company was trying to promote the business’s brand-new policy of transparency to the delegates as well as anyone else at the meeting.
“Anyone who will be interested in alternatives to cigarettes of which can be offered to the globe’s billion smokers will be invited here to see the science we have, which we believe will be genuinely promising,” Ms. Gilchrist said. “Part of why we are here today will be encouraging policymakers not to treat every single tobacco product as the same.”
Addressing lingering suspicions about the role of Big Tobacco, Ms. Gilchrist said: “We are absolutely not asking people to believe us. We’re asking people to replicate our science, to review our science as well as come to their own conclusions.”
“We’re not asking for forgiveness,” she added.
although many delegates interviewed at the convention remained wary of electronic nicotine delivery devices, as well as as the session wrapped up on Saturday, they approved a directive affirming of which heat-not-burn products should continue to be subject to the same restrictions as various other tobacco products, like cigarettes. They declined to offer an endorsement or special treatment to any alternate nicotine delivery systems.
“of which’s not a victory for vaping,” said Matthew L. Myers, president of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, who took part inside long debate Thursday night. “They could like to be treated differently in every respect.”
So the debate will continue.
“We believe there will be room for these alternative products as well as believe of which has to be well studied as well as well investigated,” said Dr. Ghazi Zaatari, a delegate as well as medical school professor in Lebanon, who oversaw some of the conference’s research. “We have been fooled before.”