Category: Harm reduction

HNB probe results due

HNB probe results due

| June 1, 2018

The findings of an investigation by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety into heat-not-burn products are due to be announced shortly.

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A missed opportunity

A missed opportunity

| May 31, 2018

World No Tobacco Day is a missed opportunity because it does not get to the heart of the problem.

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Flavors defended

Flavors defended

| May 31, 2018

Especially if electronic cigarettes cannot legally be sold to youngsters; it is difficult to understand the point of banning the use of flavors in e-liquids.

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World No Smoking Days

World No Smoking Days

| May 30, 2018

Philip Morris International is going out on a limb to make the case for smoke-free alternatives to combustible cigarettes. Its ideas must be taken seriously.

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Heated tobacco warning

Heated tobacco warning

| May 29, 2018

An event under the intriguing title, ‘New Heated Tobacco Products: No Smoke, No fire?’, is due to be held at the European Parliament tomorrow

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Communication at stake

Communication at stake

| May 29, 2018

With experts offering radically different risk assessments of new generation products; consumers should be given all the information available so that they can decide.

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Imperial – a better offer

Imperial – a better offer

| May 24, 2018

A new report sets out Imperial Brands’ position on next generation products; or as it describes such products – something better.

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Nicotine policy flawed

Nicotine policy flawed

| May 24, 2018

Trying to change consumer behavior by making less-appealing the formulation of the products they like is not going to work if those consumers have easily-accessible alternatives.

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Call for ban by 2025

Call for ban by 2025

| May 23, 2018

Although the incidence of smoking has fallen in New Zealand; the present rate of decline is not going to be enough for the government to hit its tobacco-smoke-free target by 2025.

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BAT widens horizons

BAT widens horizons

| May 22, 2018

British American Tobacco has invested in a Chinese company that seeks to help early-stage technology firms develop products that could subsequently be sold to larger companies.

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GFN registration open

GFN registration open

| May 22, 2018

The organisers of the Global Forum on Nicotine are putting on the most ambitious event in its five-year history.

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Science losing to ideology

Science losing to ideology

| May 21, 2018

Scientific issues are being subverted by ideology in the vital debate on using electronic cigarettes to replace combustible cigarettes.

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Fast-changing climate at JT

Fast-changing climate at JT

| May 21, 2018

After achieving its greenhouse gas emissions reduction-target three years ahead of schedule, Japan Tobacco has committed to continuing to develop its Long-Term Environment Plan.

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NCD strategy proposed

NCD strategy proposed

| May 18, 2018

The Heartland Institute has contributed to the World Health Organization’s study of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors by suggesting how some of the risk can be removed.

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Vaping in the dark

Vaping in the dark

| May 17, 2018

A new law in Canada will allow the sale of nicotine-delivering e-cigarettes, but it won’t allow advertisements informing smokers why they should consider switching to such devices.

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Looking beyond TPD2

Looking beyond TPD2

| May 17, 2018

Following the failure of the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive to reduce smoking, there is a need to look at other ways of achieving health gains.

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Call for e-cig standards

Call for e-cig standards

| May 11, 2018

Pressure is being ramped up in the EU in relation to electronic-cigarettes by those proposing that standards should be tightened and advertising rules relaxed.

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Peru increasing taxes

Peru increasing taxes

| May 11, 2018

The government of Peru is targeting tax increases at products whose use carries health risks. But unlike in many other countries, it is not only cigarettes that are in the frame.

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Promoting innovation

Promoting innovation

| May 9, 2018

A number of voices are currently calling on the EU to impose and police Union-wide standards on vapor devices and products.

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Vapers to have their say

Vapers to have their say

| May 9, 2018

Vapers and representatives of the vaping industry will have the chance today to present their views to a UK parliamentary select committee.

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