Category: Harm reduction

Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

Ploom Tech on sale in Japan

| June 29, 2017

Ploom Tech is re-entering the battle for the hearts of Japanese smokers looking to switch from cigarettes to lower-risk, vapor products.

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Huge investment in HEETS

Huge investment in HEETS

| June 27, 2017

The commitment of the tobacco industry to harm reduction seems no longer to be in doubt. Philip Morris International has just announced another huge investment in heated-tobacco products.

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Support sought for clinics

Support sought for clinics

| June 27, 2017

The South Korean government, flush with a huge windfall of cigarette tax revenue, is being asked to use some of that money to support quit-smoking clinics.

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Vapor no bar to healing

Vapor no bar to healing

| June 26, 2017

In another contribution to the scientific study of vapor and nicotine, British American Tobacco has found that vapor does not, under the conditions of the study, impede the healing of wounds.

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Where’s the harm?

Where’s the harm?

| June 23, 2017

In a world assailed by the fumes from traffic, perfumes and household cleaners; the question must be asked as to why electronic-cigarette vapor should be singled out for banning.

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‘Smoke-free’ status sought

‘Smoke-free’ status sought

| June 23, 2017

In the world of tobacco, five percent seems to equal nothing; so a nation that has a smoking prevalence of less than five percent is ‘smoke-free’.

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Prosecutions sought

Prosecutions sought

| June 23, 2017

In Israel, two politicians are seeking to have cigarette companies prosecuted because their actions are allegedly ‘an attack on Israeli residents’.

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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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