Category: Harm reduction

Teen use ‘unintended’

Teen use ‘unintended’

| July 29, 2019

Juul never intended its electronic cigarettes to be adopted by underage users, company co-founder tells U.S. House subcommittee.

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WHO in no doubt

WHO in no doubt

| July 29, 2019

Cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful,” according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

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Juul ban sought

Juul ban sought

| July 26, 2019

Schlesinger Law Firm has filed a motion for preliminary injunction asking a U.S. federal court in Florida to ban the sale of Juul electronic cigarettes across the United States.

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Advocating scientific transparency

Advocating scientific transparency

| July 24, 2019

Philip Morris International creates an online community platform for scientific data.

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Conclusions questioned

Conclusions questioned

| July 19, 2019

Brad Rodu has asked the Journal of the American Heart Association to retract a recent study suggesting that vaping doubles the risk of heart attacks.

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Sales ban contemplated

Sales ban contemplated

| June 19, 2019

San Francisco city supervisors are considering whether to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes a part of an effort to crack down on youth vaping.

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Smoking rate falling slowly

Smoking rate falling slowly

| June 3, 2019

China has seen a modest drop in the incidence of smoking in recent years, but there is a long, difficult road ahead given that tobacco provides huge and predictable government revenues.

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E-cigs to be legalized

E-cigs to be legalized

| March 28, 2019

The legalization of vaping products in the Seychelles is a great step forward for smokers, even though these products will come under the country’s tobacco control law.

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Gateway leads nowhere

Gateway leads nowhere

| March 28, 2019

The question that some health-control people need to consider is why, even if a non-smoker decided to try vaping, would she then move on to smoking, a much harsher experience.

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Health improvements

Health improvements

| March 28, 2019

People who switch completely from smoking to vaping are significantly more likely to report experiencing health improvements than those who vape while continuing to smoke.

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E-cig education sought

E-cig education sought

| March 27, 2019

A call has gone out in the Philippines for smokers to be informed about alternative products they can use to quit smoking.

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Pregnant finding

Pregnant finding

| March 25, 2019

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, say they have used mice to show that tobacco-smoking pregnant humans should go cold turkey to protect their fetuses.

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Problem cannot be patched

Problem cannot be patched

| March 22, 2019

Tobacco-smoking relapse rates for released prisoners would suggest that providing snus rather than nicotine patches and lozenges would be a better approach in smoke-free prisons.

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Taxing balancing act

Taxing balancing act

| March 22, 2019

Indonesia’s Finance Minister has spoken honestly to young people about the dilemma that tobacco raises in a country where it is economically important but destructive health-wise.

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A means to an ENDS

A means to an ENDS

| March 21, 2019

A new company has been formed to support the evolving ENDS industry create a smoke-free future through ‘innovations, scientific advancement and regulatory compliance’.

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Round one to e-cigarettes

Round one to e-cigarettes

| March 20, 2019

Common sense seems to have been knocked unconscious when it is argued that, since e-cigarettes assist smokers to quit, they are defined as a drug and should be banned.

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Looking for change

Looking for change

| March 19, 2019

Given what we know about the health effects of smoking tobacco, steps must be taken to discourage the uptake of cigarettes in countries were smoking is currently relatively low.

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That’s some ‘problem’

That’s some ‘problem’

| March 19, 2019

The ‘problem’ with vaping is that it’s not killing anyone. In this so-called post-truth era, anyone with an interest in vaping should read the blog on which the story below is based.

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Speakers named

Speakers named

| March 18, 2019

Sixteen of the speakers due to take part in this year’s Global Forum on Nicotine have been announced – and more names are to follow.

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Focus on young people

Focus on young people

| March 14, 2019

There is no harm in working to prevent young people accessing tobacco products, flavored or not, as long as the prevention program is based on a sensible definition of a tobacco product.

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