Category: Harm reduction

Thailand investigating hemp

Thailand investigating hemp

| May 10, 2017

The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly has challenged itself with developing and producing cigarettes that do not have a negative effect on health.

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Warnings up to 90 percent

Warnings up to 90 percent

| May 9, 2017

Nepalese smokers could in future be confronted with 90-percent graphic health warnings and assailed by tax hikes.

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Vaping on the advance

Vaping on the advance

| May 8, 2017

For the first time, a survey has found that more than half of Great Britain’s vapers no longer smoke – are no longer dual users of electronic cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes.

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Opportunity missed

Opportunity missed

| May 8, 2017

The US Congress has missed an opportunity to reverse a ‘terrible regulatory decision by the Food and Drug Administration’ in respect of electronic cigarettes.

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GFN program complete

GFN program complete

| May 8, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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High nicotine strategy

High nicotine strategy

| May 2, 2017

Efforts to reduce the harm caused by tobacco smoking by increasing the nicotine-to-tar ratio of cigarettes has a long history, and now the 22nd Century Group is to research its potential.

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US vapor bill introduced

US vapor bill introduced

| May 2, 2017

A bill has been introduced to the US House of Representatives that aims to change the Food and Drug Administration’s approach to vapor products and harm reduction.

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Plain packs persuasive

Plain packs persuasive

| April 28, 2017

A new review has been lobbed on to the battlefield of standardized tobacco packaging – this one claiming that the UK’s imposition of such packaging could result in hundreds of thousands of smokers quitting their habit.

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E-cig evidence mounts

E-cig evidence mounts

| April 27, 2017

British American Tobacco, which has been assiduous during recent years in its nicotine-product research, has uncovered further evidence that vapor is hugely less risky than is smoke.

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Sacking veiled in vapor

Sacking veiled in vapor

| April 24, 2017

Some people are speculating that his opposition to electronic cigarettes was at least one of the factors that led to the sacking on Friday of the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

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Smokeless – it’s not rocket science

Smokeless – it’s not rocket science

| April 21, 2017

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to smokeless tobacco is unscientific. But then it is not alone in this.

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E-cigs preferred quit aid

E-cigs preferred quit aid

| April 19, 2017

A survey finding that electronic cigarettes are the quit aid of choice for US smokers seems to have been met with a lukewarm response from the researchers.

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Vapor far less toxic

Vapor far less toxic

| April 18, 2017

British American Tobacco is continuing its quest to establish scientifically whether or not vapor is less risky than is smoke. To date; all the signs are that vapor is far less risky.

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Tobacco-free by 2025

Tobacco-free by 2025

| April 18, 2017

Turkmenistan is looking to reduce the incidence of smoking in the country to five percent or lower by 2025.

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GFN program nearly complete

GFN program nearly complete

| April 13, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is almost complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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E-cigs sold to non-smokers

E-cigs sold to non-smokers

| April 10, 2017

Despite an industry code saying that British vape shops should sell electronic cigarettes only to smokers, vapers or former smokers, most sell to others also.

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Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

| April 7, 2017

The Canadian government’s proposals for new regulations on tobacco products and vaping devices have met with a mixed reception.

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Anti-tobacco funding

Anti-tobacco funding

| April 4, 2017

Government funds allocated in Wales are to be used by the local chapter of Action on Smoking and Health to help smokers ‘choose’ to become smoke-free.

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MRTPs for Camel Snus

MRTPs for Camel Snus

| April 3, 2017

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has submitted Modified Risk Tobacco Product applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration covering six styles of Camel Snus,

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Glowing reviews

Glowing reviews

| March 28, 2017

Demand for Glo in Japan is exceeding supply, according to BAT, which launched the tobacco-heating product in that market four months ago.

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