Our advocacy: Reasonable regulations for smoke-free products
At Smoke-Free Ph, we believe that we need reasonable regulations for smoke-free products. This will ensure that these products are more attractive compared to cigarettes and will encourage adult users to stop using cigarettes and move to these products. This is something that will benefit smokers, their families, friends, and communities. Having very strict regulations on smoke-free products will only benefit cigarette products and give the public the wrong impression that these are just as bad or even worse than cigarettes.
There are very valid concerns about not regulating or imposing very lax regulations for smoke-free products. However, there are also valid arguments against going to the other extreme or resorting to a total ban. This is the idea of striking a balance or having regulation that is proportional to the degree of product harm. It is a concept that has also been expounded by Prof. Abrams and his co-authors when they stated that: