The World Health Organization (WHO) updates its Model List of Necessary Medications (EML), a list of medicines deemed essential by WHO experts. This list gets updated every two years.
Electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices are among the innovative alternatives to conventional cigarettes. According to Public Health England, vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking and switching completely from smoking to vaping conveys substantial health benefits over continued smoking.
It is disingenuous for the tobacco control, both locally and globally, to harp on about “industry interference” when they themselves are unduly influenced by industry themselves, to the detriment of the public whose health they are mandated to protect.