Category: Harm reduction

Threat of major lawsuit

Threat of major lawsuit

| October 2, 2017

An organization in Australia is seeking legal advice on whether it should launch a lawsuit seeking billions of dollars in compensation from tobacco companies.

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WHO says no to Foundation

WHO says no to Foundation

| September 29, 2017

The World Health Organization has said it won’t engage with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t be influenced by the Foundation’s work.

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Support for tobacco control

Support for tobacco control

| September 29, 2017

Sri Lanka is one of 15 priority countries that will receive support for implementing the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

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PMI reorganizes

PMI reorganizes

| September 29, 2017

Philip Morris International is to increase the number of its operational regions as part of its efforts to drive the company toward a future that is smoke-free.

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IQOS pops up in London

IQOS pops up in London

| September 29, 2017

With the launch of a third IQOS store in London, Philip Morris is trying to deliver on its pledge to convert 100,000 UK smokers to heated tobacco technology.

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Marijuana poses a challenge

Marijuana poses a challenge

| September 26, 2017

There are inconsistencies in the way that regulators in Canada approach tobacco and marijuana, according to the CEO of the country’s biggest tobacco manufacturer.

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Using science to reduce risk

Using science to reduce risk

| September 25, 2017

British American Tobacco is putting forward a scientific framework that would allow innovations in next generation products to move quickly, but with regulatory oversight, onto consumer markets.

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Cyprus to tax vapor

Cyprus to tax vapor

| September 25, 2017

Most sentient governments must by now be aware that vapor products can be used as a force for positive change, but they cannot resist taxing them – making them less attractive to consumers.

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Vaping goes mainstream

Vaping goes mainstream

| September 22, 2017

In showing vaping in a positive light, a government quit-smoking campaign due to air on television in England next month will mark a significant change in strategy.

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Clearing the smoke

Clearing the smoke

| September 22, 2017

Just in case you live in Scotland and are in any doubt about electronic cigarettes, health organizations in that country have stated that vaping is definitely less harmful than is smoking.

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Another day, another study

Another day, another study

| September 21, 2017

Even studies of the effects of vaping electronic cigarettes that find negative consequences cannot come to any conclusion other than that smokers would do well to switch to vaping.

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Party poopers

Party poopers

| September 20, 2017

It would seem that, in Turkey at least, now is the time for all good vapers to come to the aid of the party.

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Tobacco antis ‘gut-punched’

Tobacco antis ‘gut-punched’

| September 20, 2017

Some in tobacco control are unhappy about Derek Yach’s involvement in the ‘Foundation for a Smoke-free World’. But rather than prejudge the outcome, they need to make sure they hold his feet to the fire.

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Campaigns lack teeth

Campaigns lack teeth

| September 20, 2017

Although Kenya banned tobacco smoking in public places in 2007, activists say that not much has happened since to lighten the burden of tobacco-related diseases.

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Cigarette price matters

Cigarette price matters

| September 19, 2017

A new study has found that eliminating budget cigarettes from markets might help to reduce infant deaths globally.

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Foundation opposed

Foundation opposed

| September 18, 2017

A new foundation announced by Philip Morris International is going to have its work cut out to achieve its primary goal, but it also has to convince its critics that its goal is as stated.

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Don’t panic!

Don’t panic!

| September 8, 2017

If we didn’t know it previously, we certainly know now that, beyond the contents of very simple statements, there are few facts, only interpretations of data and observations.

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$14 a year is not enough

$14 a year is not enough

| September 6, 2017

Farmworkers in Malawi are paid as little as $14 a year. Little wonder then that an international workers’ association is pushing for collective bargaining.

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Natural selection end-game

Natural selection end-game

| September 6, 2017

Human evolution might be eradicating the genetic variation linked to heavy smoking, but this is always going to be the longest ‘end-game’ imaginable.

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Bigger is better in Taiwan

Bigger is better in Taiwan

| September 6, 2017

A proposal that bigger health warnings should be introduced in Taiwan seems to be based on flawed reasoning, but that won’t stop their introduction.

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