Ask Me Session, Informative Session on Science and Harm Reduction.

September 5, 2023
Virtual Session
September 5, 2023
  • 10.00 to 11.30 hrs. ( Johannesburg time)
  • 9.00 to 10.3O hrs. ( Lagos time)
  • 11.00 to 12.30 hrs. (Nairobi time)
Programme Line-Up.

10.00 – 10.10:

Welcome Remarks by Organisers introducing the theme – Winning the race
towards a smoke-free Africa through Tobacco Harm Reduction knowledge and action.

Part 1 – Tobacco Harm Reduction and Smoke Free Products

10.10 – 10.25 : Expert presentation 1

How Tobacco Harm Reduction is being spearheaded by Smoke – Free products.
Speaker : Clives Bates
10.25 – 10.45: Q&A

Part 2 – Policies, Regulation and the Science behind Tobacco Harm Reduction

10.45 – 11.00 Expert presentation 2

Science-led Harm Reduction Policies and practices and the regulatory landscape
Speaker: Dr Kgosi Letlape
11.00 – 11.20 Q&A
11.20 – 11.30 Closing remarks

Our Speakers

Clives Bates
Director of action in smoking and health UK
Dr Kgosi Letlape
Ophthalmologist and healthcare Expert- South Africa.

Event Resources

These are presentations by the respective speakers.
  • Tobacco Harm reduction and Smoke-free Products Download

Event Coverage

Africa Must Prioritise Harm Reduction

Experts have tasked African countries to accord priority to tobacco harm reduction by ensuring that regulation of tobacco use on

Journalists urged to advocate for harm reduction, smoke free products

A LEADING healthcare advocate and former  president of the World Medical Association Kgosi Letlape has called on tobacco harm reduction

Harm Reduction Luminary Clive Bates Discusses Nicotine’s Nuances, Accessibility in Tobacco Alternatives

In an online session organised by Integra Africa, with support from Phillip Morris on Tuesday, Clive Bates, a prominent authority

International Health Experts Urge Malawi to Advocate for Public Health at FCTC Forums

BLANTYRE, Malawi – International health experts have called upon Malawi’s delegates attending the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) forums to

Leading Healthcare Advocate Urges Evidence-Based Tobacco Harm Reduction Policies

Online— Leading healthcare advocate and former President of the World Medical Association, Dr Kgosi Letlape, delivered a passionate address advocating

Tobacco harm reduction policies must be entrenched in science and evidence

By Daphne Machiri Tobacco use has become a huge and growing public health burden worldwide, with the threat to global

Getting Tough On Vaping Drives People Into Smoking Combustible Tobacco

Despite the massive crackdown on smoking in the form of bans and taxes, coupled with well-coordinated misinformation around emerging Tobacco

Smoking is Bad for Your Health, Is Vaping the Better Option? Here are the Facts

By Learnmore Nyoni According to the American Lung Association, smoking is the leading cause of preventable diseases and deaths globally, claiming no

Experts declare WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control irrelevant in tobacco harm reduction

Health experts, especially those specialized in harm reduction, have declared as irrelevant the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on

Health expert Clive Bates reveals that smoking kills 8m people annually

At least eight million people die from smoking annually surpassing obesity, alcohol, road accidents, drug misuse and HIV combined, an

Vaping as a Harm Reduction Strategy: Balancing Safety, Popularity, and Regulation

According to World Bank data, the prevalence of current tobacco use (% of adults) in Zimbabwe stood at 11.7% in

Governments urged to adopt modern harm reduction policies

AFRICAN Governments have been challenged to enact laws that will enhance the availability and dissemination of information on the harms

Vaping a Source of Tobacco Harm Reduction

All tobacco products and some liquids for e-cigarettes include the chemical nicotine. The tobacco plant is the main source of

Smoking Prematurely Kills Around 8 Million Globally

By Edward Makuzva Cigarette smoking is not only the most common form of tobacco use but one of the leading

E-cigarettes best alternative for those who cant quit smoking

By Kudakwashe Pembere VAPES or e-cigarettes have been considered the best alternative for people who cannot quit smoking cigarettes largely

Are novel nicotine products the game changer towards smoking cessation

“Smoking may be hazardous to health” is a notice that we have seen and heard on adverts or on packages

Tobacco kills 8 million yearly

Tobacco is responsible for more preventable deaths than obesity, alcohol, road accidents, drug abuse and HIV combined according to experts.

Calls for harm reduction policies grow louder

Experts have called on responsible authorities to craft policies that focus on tobacco harm reduction amid rising implications of smoking.

Heat-not-burn products will not kill the tobacco market: Dr Kgosi Letlape

By Danie Chigundu Harm reduction advocate Dr Kgosi Letlape has dispelled a belief that the adoption and coming in of non

8 Million die globally from tobacco use

Tobacco smokers will likely find it easier to switch to a less harmful product than to quit totally, a recent