Category: Harm reduction

FDA calls iQOS meeting

FDA calls iQOS meeting

| November 9, 2017

Deadlines have been set for presentations to the US Food and Drug Administration’s committee meeting that will discuss Philip Morris’ modified risk tobacco product applications.

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Nicotine a ‘fascinating drug’

Nicotine a ‘fascinating drug’

| November 8, 2017

Researchers in the US believe that nicotine, administered through a patch, has the potential to provide an inexpensive treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment.

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KT&G launches HNB device

KT&G launches HNB device

| November 8, 2017

With the obvious exception of PloomTECH, it seems to be de rigueur for the names of HNB devices to start with a lower-case letter.

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Health as a broader church

Health as a broader church

| November 8, 2017

It is an old, vexed question: should people be encouraged or forced, in their own best interests, to change their habits – given that it can be identified what are their own best interests.

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Reduced-risk plan dropped

Reduced-risk plan dropped

| November 6, 2017

If a World Health Organization note is anything to go by, the recently-announced Foundation for a Smoke Free World is going to have its work cut out simply explaining its mission.

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PMI issues scientific update

PMI issues scientific update

| November 3, 2017

There seems to be mounting scientific evidence that using heat-not-burn devices offers a less risky experience than does cigarette smoking.

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Can cigarette butts take off?

Can cigarette butts take off?

| November 2, 2017

Flying by the seat of your pants could take on a whole new meaning if, as new research has indicated, butts can be used as the basis for energy materials.

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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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