Category: Harm reduction

Holes under the spotlight

Holes under the spotlight

| June 22, 2017

There must be a philosophical debate to be had over whether holes – in this case filter-ventilation holes – exist, and therefore whether they can be seen to be a problem.

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Snus: safe but banned

Snus: safe but banned

| June 20, 2017

It is reckoned that if snus could be sold throughout the EU, 323,000 premature smoking-related deaths among men could be avoided annually. Is it time to set up an online ‘death clock’?

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National quit-line launched

National quit-line launched

| June 20, 2017

The Philippines now has a national tobacco-smoking quit-line; and an ambition that, with the help of this new tool, smoking prevalence will fall significantly.

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End ‘in sight’

End ‘in sight’

| June 20, 2017

A high take-up of vapor products in the UK has helped reduce the prevalence of tobacco smoking to the point where some observers are able to contemplate the end game.

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Glo ready to go in Korea

Glo ready to go in Korea

| June 20, 2017

In South Korea, an August launch has been set for British American Tobacco’s glo tobacco-heating device.

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Pollution austerity-fed

Pollution austerity-fed

| June 15, 2017

Harsh austerity measures could lie at the bottom of some negative health outcomes associated with pollution in the EU, but most of the attention is focused on environmental tobacco smoke.

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A burning question

A burning question

| June 15, 2017

At the Global Forum on Nicotine, now being held in Poland, British American Tobacco is due to describe how to tell whether tobacco in a heated-tobacco product is being heated or burnt.

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Acting on child labor

Acting on child labor

| June 14, 2017

Another attempt is being made to change US law so that children will no longer be allowed to work in tobacco fields, with all the inherent dangers such work entails.

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BAT glowing in Japan

BAT glowing in Japan

| June 14, 2017

British American Tobacco says it is on track to make further rollouts of its glo heated-tobacco product in Japan and elsewhere.

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PMI investing in Russia

PMI investing in Russia

| June 14, 2017

A US42 million investment in Russia is aimed at increasing Philip Morris International’s capacity for manufacturing tobacco sticks for heated-tobacco products.

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Snus not appreciated

Snus not appreciated

| June 12, 2017

When it comes to snus and that product’s potential to massively reduce the harm caused by tobacco use, most authorities around the world have their heads in the sand.

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Myanmar plans bans

Myanmar plans bans

| June 7, 2017

Twenty smoke-free zones are to be established in Myanmar’s former capital, Yangon.

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Bus stop

Bus stop

| June 7, 2017

Buses are being used in Jakarta, Indonesia, to carry a message about how smoking makes people financially poorer and, therefore, why they should quit.

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Hybrid device less risky

Hybrid device less risky

| June 5, 2017

The vapor from heated tobacco products, including that from British American Tobacco’s hybrid, iFuse, appears to offer a far-less risky experience than does the smoke from traditional cigarettes.

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BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

BAT ready to ‘glo’ in Korea

| June 5, 2017

BAT Korea’s Sacheon factory is being readied to become the export hub for British American Tobacco in Asia and to support the sales growth of heated tobacco products.

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Common ground for low risk

Common ground for low risk

| June 2, 2017

Vapers in the US are being urged to seek an alliance with snus users that ‘just might form an unstoppable force that politicians will be forced to yield to’.

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Spend more to save more

Spend more to save more

| June 2, 2017

An expenditure of $7 million on anti-smoking programs is said to offer a future saving of $68 million in health care spending. So why spend only $7 million on such programs?

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Capacity increase at VTM

Capacity increase at VTM

| June 1, 2017

Vapor Tobacco Manufacturing is expanding its manufacturing capacity for the ‘first and only’ electronic-nicotine-delivery-system device with USDA certified organic ingredients.

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Nanoparticles lower toxicity

Nanoparticles lower toxicity

| May 30, 2017

Researchers in Germany have discovered that copper hydroxide nanoparticles provide protection against toxic oxygen radicals in cigarette smoke.

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JT playing catch up

JT playing catch up

| May 30, 2017

Japan Tobacco Inc.’s domestic cigarette volume is expected to fall by nearly10 percent this year as consumers flock to heated-tobacco technology.

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