Category: Harm reduction

GFN program complete

GFN program complete

| May 8, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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High nicotine strategy

High nicotine strategy

| May 2, 2017

Efforts to reduce the harm caused by tobacco smoking by increasing the nicotine-to-tar ratio of cigarettes has a long history, and now the 22nd Century Group is to research its potential.

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US vapor bill introduced

US vapor bill introduced

| May 2, 2017

A bill has been introduced to the US House of Representatives that aims to change the Food and Drug Administration’s approach to vapor products and harm reduction.

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Plain packs persuasive

Plain packs persuasive

| April 28, 2017

A new review has been lobbed on to the battlefield of standardized tobacco packaging – this one claiming that the UK’s imposition of such packaging could result in hundreds of thousands of smokers quitting their habit.

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E-cig evidence mounts

E-cig evidence mounts

| April 27, 2017

British American Tobacco, which has been assiduous during recent years in its nicotine-product research, has uncovered further evidence that vapor is hugely less risky than is smoke.

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Sacking veiled in vapor

Sacking veiled in vapor

| April 24, 2017

Some people are speculating that his opposition to electronic cigarettes was at least one of the factors that led to the sacking on Friday of the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

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Smokeless – it’s not rocket science

Smokeless – it’s not rocket science

| April 21, 2017

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the US Food and Drug Administration’s approach to smokeless tobacco is unscientific. But then it is not alone in this.

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E-cigs preferred quit aid

E-cigs preferred quit aid

| April 19, 2017

A survey finding that electronic cigarettes are the quit aid of choice for US smokers seems to have been met with a lukewarm response from the researchers.

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Vapor far less toxic

Vapor far less toxic

| April 18, 2017

British American Tobacco is continuing its quest to establish scientifically whether or not vapor is less risky than is smoke. To date; all the signs are that vapor is far less risky.

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Tobacco-free by 2025

Tobacco-free by 2025

| April 18, 2017

Turkmenistan is looking to reduce the incidence of smoking in the country to five percent or lower by 2025.

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GFN program nearly complete

GFN program nearly complete

| April 13, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is almost complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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E-cigs sold to non-smokers

E-cigs sold to non-smokers

| April 10, 2017

Despite an industry code saying that British vape shops should sell electronic cigarettes only to smokers, vapers or former smokers, most sell to others also.

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Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

| April 7, 2017

The Canadian government’s proposals for new regulations on tobacco products and vaping devices have met with a mixed reception.

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Anti-tobacco funding

Anti-tobacco funding

| April 4, 2017

Government funds allocated in Wales are to be used by the local chapter of Action on Smoking and Health to help smokers ‘choose’ to become smoke-free.

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MRTPs for Camel Snus

MRTPs for Camel Snus

| April 3, 2017

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has submitted Modified Risk Tobacco Product applications to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration covering six styles of Camel Snus,

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Glowing reviews

Glowing reviews

| March 28, 2017

Demand for Glo in Japan is exceeding supply, according to BAT, which launched the tobacco-heating product in that market four months ago.

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E-cigs vital quit-factor

E-cigs vital quit-factor

| March 20, 2017

With electronic cigarettes available in the UK, the smoking prevalence there would be expected to drop off more quickly than if they weren’t available.

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First speakers announced

First speakers announced

| March 20, 2017

The names of the first speakers to have confirmed their participation at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2017 have been made available by the organizers.

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End-game report’s missing link

End-game report’s missing link

| March 17, 2017

No Internet link was available when a story appeared here on the report, Ending cigarette use by adults in a generation is possible. But that link has now been released.

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Smoking plummets in Sweden

Smoking plummets in Sweden

| March 15, 2017

Snus is banned in the EU outside of Sweden where this product has been largely credited with reducing the incidence of smoking among one group of men to five percent.

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