Category: Harm reduction

Thai e-cig ban challenged

Thai e-cig ban challenged

| December 15, 2017

If 15 countries ban electronic cigarettes while 160 don’t, and your country is one of the 15; it stands to reason that you might want your government to look again at the reasoning behind its policy.

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Government not the answer

Government not the answer

| December 15, 2017

In fact, the lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that the US doesn’t want to solve the smoking problem.

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Range of products needed

Range of products needed

| December 13, 2017

A new report is likely to open up the debate around heat-not-burn products, and that can only be a healthy development.

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Snus reducing harm

Snus reducing harm

| December 13, 2017

New research has indicated that snus, along with other factors, could be making the difference between life and death. And yet this product is banned in the EU outside Sweden.

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Taxes on taxes on taxes…

Taxes on taxes on taxes…

| December 11, 2017

It must say something for their past or future profits if the suppliers of heat-not-burn refills don’t raise retail prices following a 72 percent increase in the taxes imposed on these products.

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Tobacco taxes healthy

Tobacco taxes healthy

| December 8, 2017

Without any hint of irony, a heading on a story in Indonesia said: Finance Minister looks at tobacco taxes to solve gaps in health funding.

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Glowing in Romania

Glowing in Romania

| December 8, 2017

By launching in Romania, British American Tobacco is making its first foray into the EU with its tobacco heating device, glo™.

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While you’re at it …

While you’re at it …

| December 5, 2017

Before raising the sword of truth to smite the shyster, it is just as well to make sure what your left hand has been up to.

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Vaping on the high street

Vaping on the high street

| December 4, 2017

Official support for vaping in the UK has been around for some time and has grown considerably this year; something that is being reflected on high streets.

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FSFW calls for public input

FSFW calls for public input

| December 1, 2017

The launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was met by some with calls for boycotts, but it is demonstrating a desire to take an inclusive approach to determining the direction of its research.

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Minimum pricing mooted

Minimum pricing mooted

| November 24, 2017

After a long battle with the drinks industry, the way has been cleared for the Scottish government to introduce minimum alcohol prices. Is it now the turn of the tobacco industry?

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Local studies needed

Local studies needed

| November 24, 2017

Indonesia’s Health Minister has said that the country needs to conduct its own studies into the impact of tobacco rather than cut-and-paste the figures obtained from overseas studies.

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India wants an end to ENDS

India wants an end to ENDS

| November 23, 2017

An expert group in India says that any form of nicotine use is hazardous and that, therefore, the use of electronic nicotine-delivery systems should be banned.

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Teenage smoking plummets

Teenage smoking plummets

| November 20, 2017

The availability of electronic cigarettes is one of the reasons given for a drop in smoking in New Zealand; a drop that has been most marked among teenagers.

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E-cigs’ role with vulnerable

E-cigs’ role with vulnerable

| November 17, 2017

Electronic cigarettes have a role to play in helping people with a mental health condition quit smoking, a habit they are particularly at risk of taking up.

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Real Cost campaign unreal

Real Cost campaign unreal

| November 15, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration seems conflicted over vaping. It says it wants to embrace the idea of harm reduction but cannot seem to get its arms – or head – around it.

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Teen smoking ‘staggering’

Teen smoking ‘staggering’

| November 15, 2017

While the United Arab Emirates is having success at convincing people to stop smoking, at the other end of the tunnel they are having trouble stopping people starting to smoke.

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HNB in wider distribution

HNB in wider distribution

| November 15, 2017

What is claimed to be the only heat-not-burn product on the US market uses patented technology to heat ‘liquefied tobacco from organic tobacco leaves’.

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Prices thrown into pot

Prices thrown into pot

| November 14, 2017

Questions are being raised in Canada about whether a similar pricing strategy to the one being suggested for legal marijuana should be applied to tobacco.

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Australia under e-pressure

Australia under e-pressure

| November 14, 2017

Australia is coming under increasing pressure to reverse its opposition to allowing the use of e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool.

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