Category: Harm reduction

In support of delay

In support of delay

| April 12, 2018

There are times when the US Food and Drug Administration could be accused of acting too slowly, but there are times also when it is necessary to stop and reflect.

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History in the making

History in the making

| April 11, 2018

In partnering in an event in London last night, Philip Morris International once again demonstrated that it is serious about encouraging smokers to switch to lower-risk products.

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Ban produces rapid results

Ban produces rapid results

| April 11, 2018

As Czech politicians are debating whether to relax slightly the country’s recently-imposed smoking ban, word has come in that the ban has been a huge success.

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NZ indecisive on e-cigs

NZ indecisive on e-cigs

| April 9, 2018

A change in government in New Zealand seems to have put a brake on a move to legalize vaping with nicotine, leaving smokers in a difficult place.

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Vaping forum scheduled

Vaping forum scheduled

| April 6, 2018

A former UK health minister is scheduled to be one of the participants in a vaping forum being organized by the UK Vaping Industry Association.

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Film festival deadline near

Film festival deadline near

| April 4, 2018

The deadline is approaching for the submission of entries for an innovative film festival aimed at highlighting tobacco harm reduction.

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Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

Taiwan has e-cig ‘problem’

| April 3, 2018

Much change demands that something is done without knowing the full consequences of that change, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a leap in the dark.

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Uniting around e-cigs

Uniting around e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

There is a huge momentum building in the UK behind the idea that smokers should be helped to switch to vaping, a momentum that is being supported by some parliamentarians.

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FDA moving on e-cigs

FDA moving on e-cigs

| March 29, 2018

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, has once again spoken positively about electronic cigarettes.

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HEETS-ban case dismissed

HEETS-ban case dismissed

| March 28, 2018

A charge brought in respect of a heated-tobacco product in New Zealand seemed to be a case of going through the motions; but it did highlight the need for more legal clarity.

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More evidence on vapor

More evidence on vapor

| March 23, 2018

As part of its investigations into the effects of vaping, PMI is developing novel in vitro methods for toxicity testing using human cells.

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Tobacco ≠ cigarettes

Tobacco ≠ cigarettes

| March 23, 2018

In putting forward the case for smokeless tobacco, a company in New Zealand has made the point that there is a need ‘to remove the stigma that cigarettes have on tobacco’.

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Turning the HEETS up

Turning the HEETS up

| March 22, 2018

In fully converting a factory from cigarette to HEETS production, Philip Morris International has nailed its colors to the mast.

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Modified risk application

Modified risk application

| March 22, 2018

US Smokeless Tobacco Company is seeking modified-risk status for its Copenhagen® Snuff Fine Cut, which is a moist smokeless tobacco product.

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Vaping masterclasses

Vaping masterclasses

| March 21, 2018

Ignorance over the relative health impacts of smoking and vaping is rife; so an awareness and education campaign in the UK is to be welcomed.

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Speaking with smokers

Speaking with smokers

| March 20, 2018

The recently-established Foundation for a Smoke-free World seems to have set off on the right foot – by engaging with smokers.

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Italian e-cig initiative

Italian e-cig initiative

| March 20, 2018

If there is to be a debate on electronic cigarettes, what better place than one designed for debates: parliament; in this case the EU Parliament?

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Strung out on nicotine

Strung out on nicotine

| March 16, 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration says that its nicotine proposals will lead to a dramatic change in the future of smoking. But when, if ever, will the future become the present?

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Transforming tobacco now

Transforming tobacco now

| March 16, 2018

On an increasing number of tobacco-and-nicotine markets, British American Tobacco is offering products that are expanding the horizons of consumers.

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Smoking frozen out

Smoking frozen out

| March 15, 2018

Vaping has been described by a doctor in Iceland as a “great blessing” that has in part been responsible for causing smoking to fall “like a rock”.

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