Category: Harm reduction

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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iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

iQOS under scrutiny in Israel

| March 15, 2017

The innovative nature of Philip Morris International’s iQOS heated-tobacco device is causing market teething problems in some countries as regulators scramble to catch up.

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E-cig claim half-baked

E-cig claim half-baked

| March 14, 2017

The trouble with oven-ready ideas, such as the one that has it that electronic cigarettes are tobacco products, is that they’re not the real thing. And no amount of ketchup will make them right.

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Glowing testimony

Glowing testimony

| March 13, 2017

In some places, indoor smoking bans do not apply to vaping, and it is important for the success of heated-tobacco products that they are allowed to be on the inside with electronic cigarettes.

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Acid test for e-liquids

Acid test for e-liquids

| March 13, 2017

Scientists working at British American Tobacco say that more research needs to be carried out into the use of citric acid in e-liquids.

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Heated or burnt?

Heated or burnt?

| March 10, 2017

Whether or not British American Tobacco’s approach to measuring if tobacco is heated or burnt in new nicotine devices is generally accepted, it is certainly an important step forward.

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Call for e-cigs subsidy

Call for e-cigs subsidy

| March 10, 2017

In New Zealand, where nicotine patches and gum are subsidized, a call is being made for electronic cigarettes to be given the same status.

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Battery workshop scheduled

Battery workshop scheduled

| March 10, 2017

The failures – sometimes explosive – of batteries used in some vapor devices have been causing concern; so a workshop to discuss these issues is timely.

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Vapor industry seeks support

Vapor industry seeks support

| March 9, 2017

Vapor advocates in the US are promoting a bill that would mitigate against the worst excesses of the Food and Drug Administration’s electronic-cigarette deeming regulations.

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E-cig tax plea in UK

E-cig tax plea in UK

| March 8, 2017

The UK Vaping Industry Association has produced some persuasive figures with which to try to dissuade the Chancellor from applying excise tax to vaping devices.

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PMI patently trying

PMI patently trying

| March 8, 2017

The idea that Philip Morris International is serious about harm reduction and reduced-risk products is supported by its record in applying for and obtaining patents.

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New research hits a nerve

New research hits a nerve

| March 8, 2017

The amount of research being carried out into the effects of tobacco smoking seems to be on the rise just as smoking rates are falling in the West. Perhaps some of this research should be targeted at other health issues, such as pollution.

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E-cigs represent a ‘win’

E-cigs represent a ‘win’

| March 7, 2017

There seems to be a momentum building up behind the idea that electronic cigarettes offer a solution to the problems created by traditional cigarettes.

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