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E-cigarette users or vapers around the world celebrate World Vape Day on 30 May 2020, a day before World No Tobacco Day. The event aims to raise awareness on e-cigarettes and encourage smokers unable to quit on their own or with currently available smoking cessation tools to switch to safer nicotine products.

“Safer nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, are the most disruptive influence on smoking in decades. These are the innovations that have the potential to save millions of lives in the Asia Pacific region as well as globally,” said Nancy Loucas, Executive Director of the Coalition of Asia-Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates, one of the lead organizers of World Vape Day 2020. “These products have disrupted the standard of harm reduction in tobacco by giving the power back to the smokers to choose the option that works for them and allows them to have agency over their own and their loved one’s health and wellbeing.”

The number of vapers globally has increased rapidly from about seven million in 2011 to 41 million in 2018, according to Euromonitor International. The research group estimates that the number of adult vapers worldwide will reach almost 55 million by 2021.

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