Category: Harm reduction

Vive la différence

Vive la différence

| March 15, 2018

Russia’s Ministry of Health is in agreement with a proposal to categorize vaping products and tobacco products differently, and is urging cigarette smokers to switch to safer alternatives.

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Evidence building

Evidence building

| March 15, 2018

To the man in the street, there can be little doubt that heated tobacco products are far less risky than are combustible-tobacco products. The only question left is one of acceptability.

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Nicotine misunderstood

Nicotine misunderstood

| March 15, 2018

Could it be that misunderstandings about the risks associated with nicotine are preventing some smokers from even trying patches in an effort to quit smoking?

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Reducing risk

Reducing risk

| March 14, 2018

Given that cigarette smokers are switching to heated-tobacco devices; it is important to understand the short-term – as well as the long-term – health implications of that switch.

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Reducing risk reduction

Reducing risk reduction

| March 14, 2018

The UK government has for some time acted in harmony with the tenets of harm reduction; but now, desperate for revenue, it has introduced a dissonant note.

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The law is a butt

The law is a butt

| March 7, 2018

If New Zealand’s Ministry of Health loses a court case against heated-tobacco products, these products are likely to become available more quickly than if the law needs to be changed.

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E-cigs given a hearing

E-cigs given a hearing

| February 28, 2018

Suppliers need to be allowed to market responsibly a wide range of high-standard, reduced-risk products that provide consumers with alternatives to combustible cigarettes.

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E-cigs work without nicotine

E-cigs work without nicotine

| February 27, 2018

People in Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, seem to be proving that vaping can help you quit smoking, even if your electronic cigarette doesn’t deliver nicotine.

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Dithering over HNB

Dithering over HNB

| February 27, 2018

While the authorities in South Korea cannot decide how to test heat-not-burn cigarettes, consumers are making up their own minds about relative risks.

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Ghanaians battling NCDs

Ghanaians battling NCDs

| February 26, 2018

It is often said that one session of smoking shisha is the equivalent of smoking a hundred or more cigarettes, but it is rarely spelt out what is meant by ‘equivalent’.

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E-cigs as treatment aid

E-cigs as treatment aid

| February 26, 2018

The stress of hospital treatment, especially in the case of some vulnerable patients, can be lessened by allowing them to use electronic cigarettes inside the hospital.

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Another glowing report

Another glowing report

| February 26, 2018

Evidence supporting the reduced-harm potential of heated tobacco products is mounting, but to realize that potential, smokers have to be encouraged to switch from combustible products.

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Aiming for a healthy city

Aiming for a healthy city

| February 23, 2018

Given the known challenges of living in cities, especially big cities, perhaps the Partnership For Healthy Cities might more realistically be called the partnership for reduced-harm cities.

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More support needed

More support needed

| February 22, 2018

While applauding the American Cancer Society’s endorsement of e-cigarettes, the Consumer Choice Center is calling on other organizations to embrace tobacco harm reduction.

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Putting the record straight

Putting the record straight

| February 22, 2018

A myth-debunking blog about electronic cigarettes and vaping gets right to the heart of the matter by saying that e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes are not the same and shouldn’t be treated as such.

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More support for e-cigs

More support for e-cigs

| February 21, 2018

In a position statement that will no doubt be seen as all things to all men, the American Cancer Society does state that, in extremis, smokers should try e-cigarettes as a quit aid.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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‘Now is the time to act’

‘Now is the time to act’

| February 16, 2018

The National Tobacco Reform Initiative has said that smokers have been ‘horribly misled’ into believing that vaping is as harmful or more harmful than is smoking.

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SM snus volumes up

SM snus volumes up

| February 15, 2018

In announcing Swedish Match’s results for 2017, CEO Lars Dahlgren took the opportunity to mention that his company had pioneered the vision of a world without cigarettes.

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Pressing the vapor case

Pressing the vapor case

| February 12, 2018

Vapers in the Philippines are using a Public Health England review to press their case for vaping devices to become a part of the Philippines’ tobacco control program.

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