Category: Harm reduction

HEETS capacity building

HEETS capacity building

| July 25, 2017

If, as seems logical, the expansion of the capacity of HEETS production is reflecting increasing demand for these products, then demand must be strong.

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Setback for vapor products

Setback for vapor products

| July 25, 2017

A judge in the US has upheld the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to ‘deem’ vapor products to be tobacco products.

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Psychiatrists say lift e-ban

Psychiatrists say lift e-ban

| July 24, 2017

Nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes could offer significant health benefits to people with mental illnesses in Australia – if they weren’t ­banned.

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PMI’s volume down sharply

PMI’s volume down sharply

| July 21, 2017

A sharp drop in Philip Morris International’s second-quarter shipments of cigarettes was mitigated by a good increase in shipments of heated tobacco units.

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WHO report published

WHO report published

| July 20, 2017

One of the most interesting questions to arise from the latest WHO tobacco report concerns why, after four and a half years, has its illegal-trade protocol not entered into force.

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Discussing vaping locally

Discussing vaping locally

| July 20, 2017

People in Dublin, Ireland, and Durham and London, England, are being offered the opportunity of taking part in local dialogues that will seek to understand vaping.

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Change of tack

Change of tack

| July 18, 2017

It would be wrong to describe Iowa’s Attorney General Tom Miller as a game keeper turned poacher. He’s still a game keeper; he’s just added another weapon to his armoury.

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New end game in sight

New end game in sight

| July 18, 2017

Talk of the tobacco-smoking end-game has been around for some time, but lately it has taken on a different form: one that offers smokers alternative products rather than nothing.

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Casino risk lottery ending

Casino risk lottery ending

| July 18, 2017

Previously, it would seem that unlike their hoi polloi brothers, non-smokers among the ‘very important people’ visiting Macau’s gambling establishments were not afforded protection from smoke.

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IQOS aimed at GCC states

IQOS aimed at GCC states

| July 14, 2017

Philip Morris International is aiming to introduce IQOS to Gulf Co-operation Council states, subject to capacity.

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E-liquid policy must change

E-liquid policy must change

| July 13, 2017

An Australian parliamentary committee is hearing from experts about how the health risks of electronic cigarettes and combustible cigarettes compare, and how such products should be regulated.

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Harm reduction opposed

Harm reduction opposed

| July 12, 2017

Harm reduction doesn’t cut much ice in Singapore where, it is felt, smokers should keep consuming regular cigarettes until they can be forced to quit nicotine altogether.

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Health improvements noted

Health improvements noted

| July 12, 2017

Vapers in Spain are reporting experiencing health improvements since switching from smoking.

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KT&G to launch HNB device

KT&G to launch HNB device

| July 11, 2017

Competition within South Korea’s emerging heat-not-burn market is likely to heat up considerably this year.

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No kudos for vaping

No kudos for vaping

| July 11, 2017

Vaping advocates in the UK are unhappy that electronic cigarettes have been given little credit for the fall that has occurred in the incidence in smoking.

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IQOS under scrutiny

IQOS under scrutiny

| July 10, 2017

A lack of understanding about the differences between conventional cigarettes, heated-tobacco products and electronic cigarettes could lead to bad policy decisions in South Korea.

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Gathering steam

Gathering steam

| July 1, 2017

Tobacco harm reduction took center stage at the recent Global Forum on Nicotine in Poland.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

| June 29, 2017

Some of the major tobacco manufacturers are not only investing hugely in less-risky products, they are putting much effort into spreading the word about these products.

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Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

| June 29, 2017

Ploom Tech is re-entering the battle for the hearts of Japanese smokers looking to switch from cigarettes to lower-risk, vapor products.

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Huge investment in HEETS

Huge investment in HEETS

| June 27, 2017

The commitment of the tobacco industry to harm reduction seems no longer to be in doubt. Philip Morris International has just announced another huge investment in heated-tobacco products.

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