Category: Harm reduction

Report backs e-cigarettes

Report backs e-cigarettes

| November 1, 2017

A group of UK parliamentarians believe misinformation is preventing a significant number of smokers from making the decision to switch to vaping.

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After the Eclipse

After the Eclipse

| October 30, 2017

R.J Reynolds Tobacco is making an attempt to launch an improved version of Eclipse, one of several pioneering heat-not-burn products that the company developed.

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SM’s sales up and down

SM’s sales up and down

| October 30, 2017

At Swedish Match during the third quarter, volume snus sales were up, moist snuff sales were down, cigar sales were up and chewing tobacco sales were down.

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E-cig consultation launched

E-cig consultation launched

| October 26, 2017

A lot of observers rightly say that there are gaps in the research into vapor products, but this is only to be expected in respect of a relatively new, fast-evolving category.

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Low-nicotine policy debated

Low-nicotine policy debated

| October 25, 2017

A new report raises interesting questions about the use of encouragement and coercion in efforts to migrate people from combustible to non-combustible products.

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Vaping blasts bugs

Vaping blasts bugs

| October 25, 2017

Vaping has for some time been promoted by many people as a method for curing smoking. But it seems that it might offer further healing qualities.

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A glowing example

A glowing example

| October 25, 2017

Reducing inhaled-toxicant levels by switching from smoking to vaping should in principle reduce consumer exposure, a potentially important factor in reducing risk.

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Tobacco under pressure

Tobacco under pressure

| October 24, 2017

Some of Turkey’s tobacco growers, along with other farmers, are unhappy at some of the government’s agricultural policies.

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Vaping-kit sales boosted

Vaping-kit sales boosted

| October 24, 2017

There can be few people who are not happy with the decision by the UK’s National Health Service to support the use of electronic devices as part of its major annual quit-smoking drive, Stoptober.

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Growers have their say

Growers have their say

| October 23, 2017

Tobacco growers are urging regulators to enact only those tobacco-control measures that are effective; not those that only disrupt tobacco production.

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Survey supports e-cigs

Survey supports e-cigs

| October 20, 2017

The most worrying issue to come out of a recent survey is that there is still a lack of public awareness around e-cigarettes, even in the UK, where official support for these devices has been solid.

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Hoist with his own petard

Hoist with his own petard

| October 20, 2017

Banning those affiliated with the Foundation for a Smoke-free World from attending the World Conference on Tobacco or Health seems counter-productive given that the organizations’ aims are aligned.

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Nicotine forum announced

Nicotine forum announced

| October 18, 2017

The organizers of the fifth Global Forum on Nicotine are making up to three scholarships available for early-career researchers who are chosen to make oral presentations.

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FDA discussion announced

FDA discussion announced

| October 18, 2017

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb, is due to speak at an event examining the agency’s tobacco proposals, which were announced in July.

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Warning on filters

Warning on filters

| October 17, 2017

In a story published in Australia, cigarette filters have been charged with being counter-productive and a burden on the environment.

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E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

E-cig aid to Smokefree goal

| October 17, 2017

New Zealand, which is encouraging the use of electronic cigarettes, and Australia, which is opposed to them, are conducting an interesting experiment in how to reduce tobacco smoking.

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UK GPs endorse e-cigs

UK GPs endorse e-cigs

| October 17, 2017

The use of electronic cigarettes as an aid in quitting tobacco smoking has been given another endorsement by the UK’s medical establishment.

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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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