Category: Harm reduction

More support for e-cigs

More support for e-cigs

| February 21, 2018

In a position statement that will no doubt be seen as all things to all men, the American Cancer Society does state that, in extremis, smokers should try e-cigarettes as a quit aid.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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‘Now is the time to act’

‘Now is the time to act’

| February 16, 2018

The National Tobacco Reform Initiative has said that smokers have been ‘horribly misled’ into believing that vaping is as harmful or more harmful than is smoking.

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SM snus volumes up

SM snus volumes up

| February 15, 2018

In announcing Swedish Match’s results for 2017, CEO Lars Dahlgren took the opportunity to mention that his company had pioneered the vision of a world without cigarettes.

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Pressing the vapor case

Pressing the vapor case

| February 12, 2018

Vapers in the Philippines are using a Public Health England review to press their case for vaping devices to become a part of the Philippines’ tobacco control program.

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Scholarships on offer

Scholarships on offer

| February 12, 2018

People with an interest in tobacco harm reduction are being invited to apply for scholarships that will begin at the start of the Global Forum on Nicotine in June.

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E-cig review welcomed

E-cig review welcomed

| February 7, 2018

A question has been asked as to why the vaping industry is banned from advertising research by Public Health England that says more smokers should be made aware of the benefits of switching to vaping.

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EU in denial over snus

EU in denial over snus

| February 6, 2018

It has long been known that snus use has almost ousted tobacco smoking in Sweden, along with the diseases caused by smoking. Now, the same seems to be happening in Norway.

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Vaping key to quitting

Vaping key to quitting

| February 6, 2018

How is that the up-take of a hugely less-risky, acceptable alternative to smoking is being held up by misinformation?

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A glowing report on vapor

A glowing report on vapor

| February 5, 2018

While smoke triggered 2,809 changes in the expression of genes strongly involved in the development of disease, only two genes were affected by exposure to ‘glo’ vapor

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Pod-device is guaranteed

Pod-device is guaranteed

| February 2, 2018

A new pod-based, e-vapor device has been launched on to the US market supported by a lifetime device-warranty.

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Study is a ‘wakeup call’

Study is a ‘wakeup call’

| February 1, 2018

First-line smoking cessation medications have only a low rate of success after one year, according to the results of a new study, which has been described as a wakeup call for policymakers.

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E-cig rules challenged

E-cig rules challenged

| January 31, 2018

It seems odd that an organization has to go to court to challenge rules that threaten the survival of a product that substitutes for a far riskier one, which is not under threat.

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PMI: review continuing

PMI: review continuing

| January 30, 2018

A recent review of a number of modified risk tobacco product applications has been variously interpreted: as the right outcome, a disaster, an irrelevance, and just part of a process.

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No safe smoking level

No safe smoking level

| January 26, 2018

Given that smoking just one cigarette a day carries significant health risks; the dangers posed by living every day in a polluted city must be considerable.

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Grants-offer spurned

Grants-offer spurned

| January 26, 2018

It was always going to be the case that some researchers would refuse to apply for grants from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, however well-intentioned its aims.

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Nicotine forum on film

Nicotine forum on film

| January 25, 2018

In an adventurous move, the organizers of an annual nicotine forum are including in their 2018 event a festival of films aimed at helping to reverse ‘propaganda and fear tactics’.

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Vaper group formed in Italy

Vaper group formed in Italy

| January 25, 2018

Vapers living in the generally-hostile vaping environment that is Italy now have their own association to promote their particular interests.

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New approach suggested

New approach suggested

| January 23, 2018

Canada’s National Non-Smoking Week has provided Imperial Tobacco with an opportunity again to urge the government to embrace the principles of harm reduction.

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E-cig message a struggle

E-cig message a struggle

| January 23, 2018

Even in a country where the authorities generally embrace harm reduction, it can be difficult to convince much of the population about the benefits of switching from smoking to vaping.

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