Category: Harm reduction

Big fall in young smokers

Big fall in young smokers

| October 11, 2017

While welcoming a 7.4 percentage-point drop in smoking among young people, a Tonga medical officer has said that the current smoking incidence among this group is still too high.

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Further support for e-cigs

Further support for e-cigs

| October 11, 2017

A report urging wider promotion of electronic cigarettes as a method of stopping smoking has been welcomed by ASH.

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Australia is guiding light

Australia is guiding light

| October 10, 2017

With its smoking prevalence at 11 percent, Australia is seen as a country whose tobacco-control strategies should be followed by others.

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Call to ban cigarettes

Call to ban cigarettes

| October 5, 2017

An Australian health researcher says the rapid evolution of alternative nicotine products is providing an opportunity for a viable, outright ban on combustible tobacco products.

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Vaping a life saver

Vaping a life saver

| October 3, 2017

New research has found that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains in the US, even given pessimistic assumptions.

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PMI chief says goals aligned

PMI chief says goals aligned

| October 3, 2017

The ultimate goals of 122 health organizations and Philip Morris International are aligned; only a sense of timing separates them.

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Call to pay quitters

Call to pay quitters

| October 3, 2017

Providing people with financial incentives to quit smoking is said to be one of the most effective and cost-effective strategies.

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Threat of major lawsuit

Threat of major lawsuit

| October 2, 2017

An organization in Australia is seeking legal advice on whether it should launch a lawsuit seeking billions of dollars in compensation from tobacco companies.

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WHO says no to Foundation

WHO says no to Foundation

| September 29, 2017

The World Health Organization has said it won’t engage with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t be influenced by the Foundation’s work.

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Support for tobacco control

Support for tobacco control

| September 29, 2017

Sri Lanka is one of 15 priority countries that will receive support for implementing the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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PMI reorganizes

PMI reorganizes

| September 29, 2017

Philip Morris International is to increase the number of its operational regions as part of its efforts to drive the company toward a future that is smoke-free.

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IQOS pops up in London

IQOS pops up in London

| September 29, 2017

With the launch of a third IQOS store in London, Philip Morris is trying to deliver on its pledge to convert 100,000 UK smokers to heated tobacco technology.

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Marijuana poses a challenge

Marijuana poses a challenge

| September 26, 2017

There are inconsistencies in the way that regulators in Canada approach tobacco and marijuana, according to the CEO of the country’s biggest tobacco manufacturer.

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Using science to reduce risk

Using science to reduce risk

| September 25, 2017

British American Tobacco is putting forward a scientific framework that would allow innovations in next generation products to move quickly, but with regulatory oversight, onto consumer markets.

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Cyprus to tax vapor

Cyprus to tax vapor

| September 25, 2017

Most sentient governments must by now be aware that vapor products can be used as a force for positive change, but they cannot resist taxing them – making them less attractive to consumers.

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Vaping goes mainstream

Vaping goes mainstream

| September 22, 2017

In showing vaping in a positive light, a government quit-smoking campaign due to air on television in England next month will mark a significant change in strategy.

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Clearing the smoke

Clearing the smoke

| September 22, 2017

Just in case you live in Scotland and are in any doubt about electronic cigarettes, health organizations in that country have stated that vaping is definitely less harmful than is smoking.

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Another day, another study

Another day, another study

| September 21, 2017

Even studies of the effects of vaping electronic cigarettes that find negative consequences cannot come to any conclusion other than that smokers would do well to switch to vaping.

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Party poopers

Party poopers

| September 20, 2017

It would seem that, in Turkey at least, now is the time for all good vapers to come to the aid of the party.

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Tobacco antis ‘gut-punched’

Tobacco antis ‘gut-punched’

| September 20, 2017

Some in tobacco control are unhappy about Derek Yach’s involvement in the ‘Foundation for a Smoke-free World’. But rather than prejudge the outcome, they need to make sure they hold his feet to the fire.

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