Category: Harm reduction

Vapor industry seeks support

Vapor industry seeks support

| March 9, 2017

Vapor advocates in the US are promoting a bill that would mitigate against the worst excesses of the Food and Drug Administration’s electronic-cigarette deeming regulations.

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E-cig tax plea in UK

E-cig tax plea in UK

| March 8, 2017

The UK Vaping Industry Association has produced some persuasive figures with which to try to dissuade the Chancellor from applying excise tax to vaping devices.

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PMI patently trying

PMI patently trying

| March 8, 2017

The idea that Philip Morris International is serious about harm reduction and reduced-risk products is supported by its record in applying for and obtaining patents.

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New research hits a nerve

New research hits a nerve

| March 8, 2017

The amount of research being carried out into the effects of tobacco smoking seems to be on the rise just as smoking rates are falling in the West. Perhaps some of this research should be targeted at other health issues, such as pollution.

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E-cigs represent a ‘win’

E-cigs represent a ‘win’

| March 7, 2017

There seems to be a momentum building up behind the idea that electronic cigarettes offer a solution to the problems created by traditional cigarettes.

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E-cigs have positive image

E-cigs have positive image

| March 7, 2017

A small survey in the US suggests that the perceived level of danger posed by electronic cigarettes decreases as frequency of use increases.

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Fat cat executives slammed

Fat cat executives slammed

| March 6, 2017

Philip Morris International deserves praise for having invested a lot of money in developing heated-tobacco devices, but it should not overstep the mark in promoting them.

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Nicotine ban ‘unethical’

Nicotine ban ‘unethical’

| March 6, 2017

A ban on nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes in Australia has been described as ‘unethical’, ‘unscientific’, ‘political’, ‘emotional’ and ‘ideological’. But there’s still time to reverse it.

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Children bequeathed lethal environments

Children bequeathed lethal environments

| March 6, 2017

Children grow up in lethal environments created by adults, but, despite the hype about tobacco, tobacco smoke seems to be only a minor factor.

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E-cigs a ‘no-brainer’

E-cigs a ‘no-brainer’

| March 2, 2017

It is often said that cigarette taxes are raised to ‘encourage’ smokers to quit, but people aren’t encouraged with sticks. Encouragement comes in the form of alternative products.

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There is another way

There is another way

| March 2, 2017

The calls for tobacco harm-reduction strategies to replace quit-or-die policies seem to becoming louder with each day that passes.

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Flavor ban one step closer

Flavor ban one step closer

| March 1, 2017

A proposed bill banning most e-liquid flavors in New Jersey, US, is contrary to public health goals and would push vapers back toward conventional cigarettes and their known harms.

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E-cig gagging order mooted

E-cig gagging order mooted

| March 1, 2017

If the Canadian government is to prevent vape shops from providing their customers with scientific information about relative health risks, then it should provide such information.

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U.S. government at a crossroads

U.S. government at a crossroads

| February 28, 2017

The US Congress and Administration are being called on to make tobacco harm reduction the policy norm throughout the federal government.

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End-game within reach

End-game within reach

| February 28, 2017

It is possible to end cigarette use by adults within a generation, according to a report that examined the views of 120 ‘key tobacco control leaders’ across the US.

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Pregnant testing initiative

Pregnant testing initiative

| February 28, 2017

Checking on whether pregnant women are smoking might seem like a good idea, but should it be compulsory or voluntary, and if it’s voluntary, is there a point to it?

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Nicotine dialogues

Nicotine dialogues

| February 14, 2017

The organizers of the annual Global Forum on Nicotine are scheduling three, thee-hour dialogues in the UK to help stimulate debate on nicotine and vaping.

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Nicotine rethink required

Nicotine rethink required

| February 1, 2017

The authors of a study on U.S. nicotine policy are calling on the new Trump administration to take a tobacco harm reduction approach.

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