Welcome Note to 2ndAsia Harm Reduction Forum

Smokers today are demanding a better alternative to get their nicotine intake without the harmful effect of burning a cigarette. With the introduction of alternative tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn, consumers all around the world are embracing the potential benefit from such tobacco harm reduction effort. Even leading health policy agencies such as Public Health England in the UK and the Food and Drugs Administration in the US have acknowledged the potential benefit of these products, and therefore introduced policies that would encourage smokers to switch.


The Harm Reduction Alliance of the Philippines (HARAP)is an association of diverse yet like-minded organizations with the goal of promoting, advocating and lobbying for harm reduction policies and strategies across different industries affecting several facets of human behavior.