Category: Harm reduction

PMI supports FDA proposal

PMI supports FDA proposal

| August 23, 2017

Andre Calantzopoulos, the chief executive of Philip Morris International, says that recent proposals by the US Food and Drug Administration invite dialogue rather than litigation.

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FDA urged to ban menthol

FDA urged to ban menthol

| August 23, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration is being urged to ban the sales of menthol cigarettes, a move that would have a profound effect on the US market.

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Smoke-free in Kashmir

Smoke-free in Kashmir

| August 21, 2017

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been declared a tobacco-free zone, but it is not clear exactly what that means.

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Asthma, COPD treatable

Asthma, COPD treatable

| August 21, 2017

Researchers have called for better definitions of and more studies into asthma and COPD, each of which can often be treated or prevented with affordable interventions.

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Graphic images defended

Graphic images defended

| August 18, 2017

The EU appears to believe that the positive impact of tobacco-product graphic health images outweighs the distress caused to people who believe, incorrectly, that the images are of a relative.

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Extra bans proposed

Extra bans proposed

| August 18, 2017

Since some countries would claim to be free of tobacco if consumption fell below five percent, Nigeria is almost free of tobacco, but it is on its guard.

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Warning on Thailand

Warning on Thailand

| August 17, 2017

If you’re thinking of holidaying in Thailand, remember to leave your vaping devices at home; otherwise, you could find that your ‘holiday’ is extended.

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Running out of steam

Running out of steam

| August 15, 2017

Australia’s hostility to electronic cigarettes could be one reason why the country’s punitive smoking-prevention policies are running out of steam.

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Boost for ban challenge

Boost for ban challenge

| August 10, 2017

The Swedish government’s decision not to provide observations in relation to a case being brought to overturn an EU ban on the sale of snus is seen as a boost to that challenge.

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Vaping bans on way

Vaping bans on way

| August 10, 2017

Russia seems likely to miss the harm-reduction train by bringing in a bill that will regulate vaping in the same way that smoking is regulated.

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ENDS-game strategy

ENDS-game strategy

| August 9, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration is looking to discourage electronic-cigarette use among ‘kids’, who include teens, youth, middle- and high-school students and children.

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E-cig ban opposed

E-cig ban opposed

| August 8, 2017

Given that 160 countries signed up to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control do not ban electronic cigarettes, the question arises as to why should India do so.

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Insurance “rip-off”

Insurance “rip-off”

| August 8, 2017

The low risk profile associated with the use of electronic cigarettes is not reflected in the life insurance premiums charged to people who use these devices.

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Ban shows double standards

Ban shows double standards

| August 7, 2017

Sri Lanka has banned chewing tobacco, including traditional chewing mixtures with added tobacco, because, it says, these products are dangerous. But it has not moved against cigarettes.

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HNB market set to glow

HNB market set to glow

| August 7, 2017

Capacity constraints comprise one of the major competitors tobacco companies face in trying to increase their sales of heat-not-burn tobacco devices.

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FDA on shaky ground

FDA on shaky ground

| August 4, 2017

Just seven days after the US Food and Drug Administration announced its new tobacco and nicotine agenda, there is speculation about court challenges.

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NZ to legalize smokeless

NZ to legalize smokeless

| August 3, 2017

The log jam that had been slowing the flow of tobacco harm-reduction seems to be clearing slowly. New Zealand is one of the latest countries to announce some bold new initiatives.

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Airy approach to holes

Airy approach to holes

| August 2, 2017

A discussion about the health implications of ventilation holes in cigarette filters seems to have descended into a debate about how to measure tar and nicotine levels.

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Red-letter day

Red-letter day

| August 2, 2017

Dr. Michael Siegel, who has been critical in the past about the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to harm reduction, believes that the agency has turned a corner.

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JT’s volume plummets

JT’s volume plummets

| August 2, 2017

The Japanese market for traditional cigarettes dropped like a stone during the first half of this year, partly in line with long-term trends but also because of the switch by smokers to heated-tobacco products.

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