The NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) have launched a fundraiser on the Go Fund Me platform.

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I became a Trustee for the charity in May and see first-hand how hard these people work for free! It would be great to help this hardworking bunch of volunteers continue their good work!

About The NNA

The NNA was founded in 2014 and the group have contributed to improving individual, organisational and public understanding of the topic of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR).

Many ex-smokers are involved in the charity who have managed to quit the habit using alternative nicotine systems. In our Zoom meetings I see those of us who vape!

The chair of the charity Louise Ross worked in the field of learning disabilities for over 30 years and then moved to the THR field. She is active in the Stop Smoking service and is a consultant for the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT). You will often see her consulted by the media for information on THR.

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The list of associates includes some big names in THR such as Clive Bates, Alan Beard, Jukka Kelovuori and many more you might recognise.

A list of the group’s activities include…

  • speaking at national and international smoking cessation and public health conferences,
  • briefing media on new nicotine products on a reactive and proactive basis,
  • briefing national and European parliamentarians,
  • briefing members of national and international tobacco control organisations,
  • publishing commentaries in the mass media and in professional and scientific journals,
  • making submissions in response to public consultations (e.g. to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the Committee of Advertising Practice),
  • supporting the establishment of practical and sensible product standards,
  • engaging with members of Royal Colleges of medicine,
  • advising local NHS public health bodies, NHS services and third sector health organisations,
  • advising travel and transport operators and managers and owners of public venues about the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, and
  • using social media (mainly twitter, Facebook and blogs) to enhance public understanding.

I quote from their “About Us” page…

“Part of the work of the NNA is to seek an effective regulatory environment for nicotine delivery devices which protects the public (i.e. safety) but also ensures availability of effective devices – hence this means that from time to time we engage with policy-makers and regulatory bodies, and comment on legislative and policy issues. This is not the sole activity of NNA and is only done in the context of support for our main purposes. The NNA is non-political and no activities are to the benefit of or in support to any political party.”

“The NNA is completely independent of commercial interests in relevant industries (e-cigarettes, tobacco, pharmaceutical companies, etc). It operates on a not-for-profit basis and is free from commercial bias. Our policies and public statements are evidence-based, with a clear focus on the health of consumers and the wider public.”

So if you feel you would like to donate please click on the link below – you can display your name or stay anonymous. Unfortunately they are not able to accept donations from those in the industry to keep the charity impartial.

You can read all about their funding and governance policies here.

As the NNA say on their fundraiser…

“Any donation, large or small, goes toward supporting the important work we do.Thank you!”

Michelle

My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

My name is Michelle - I am 48 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again around 2016 and have been interested in the topic ever since. I finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod and Bubblegum e-liquid! I have enjoyed writing for Ecigclick since 2017 and love being part of this great team! My passion for Tobacco Harm Reduction has also led me to becoming a Trustee for the NNA (New Nicotine Alliance) aiding in Advocacy

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