Future of e-Cigarettes in Brazil: Anvisa's Public Meeting

Future of e-Cigarettes in Brazil: Anvisa's Public Meeting
Brazil's health regulator, Anvisa, will hold a public meeting on December 1 to discuss the future development of e-cigarettes.

According to Brazilian media outlet Odia, the National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (Anvisa) is set to hold a public meeting next Friday (December 1st) to discuss the future development of e-cigarettes in the country.

The e-cigarette has been banned in Brazil since 2009 due to a decree issued by Anvisa. However, currently, the regulatory agency's decision is under review.

In Brazil, despite a ban, the usage of e-cigarettes has continued to grow, with the number of consumers steadily increasing. According to a survey conducted by Ipec in 2022, there are approximately 2.2 million regular users of e-cigarettes in Brazil, all of whom are operating within an illegal market where the source of raw materials and associated risks cannot be determined.

The President of the Information Council for Reducing Smoking Hazards (Direta), Alexandro Lucian, has emphasized the importance of regulations in ensuring consumer safety.

A study, commissioned by the UK government and published in 2022 by King's College London, has reviewed over 400 scientific papers, revealing that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes. It is worth noting that research on e-cigarettes is prohibited in Brazil.

On the day of the Anvisa meeting, a consumer protest was planned with the aim of exerting pressure on authorities for adequate and safe regulation of e-cigarettes.

According to Lucian, the presence of consumers in this democratic dialogue environment is of utmost significance.

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