Category: Harm reduction

Regulatory board closing

Regulatory board closing

| December 27, 2017

Turkey, which in recent years has turned against tobacco, is closing the board responsible for tobacco regulation and is handing these duties to ministries.

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Quit aids failing smokers

Quit aids failing smokers

| December 27, 2017

Pharmaceutical interventions are not the quit-smoking panacea they are sometimes made out to be. Little wonder if the people administering them are telling smokers quitting is really hard.

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Medicinal cigarettes

Medicinal cigarettes

| December 22, 2017

Cigarettes containing traditional Chinese medicine have long been the butt of jokes, but could they, while damaging health overall, relieve the systems of certain minor ailments?

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Science exposed

Science exposed

| December 21, 2017

Given the huge opposition that has been mounted against electronic cigarettes, which contain no tobacco, heat-not burn devices seem to have been given a smooth ride. Until now perhaps.

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Voting with their butts

Voting with their butts

| December 20, 2017

‘Ballot bins’ are being trialed in a borough in Northern Ireland in another attempt to mitigate the ‘scourge of cigarette butts littering pavements’.

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Japan’s vaping dilemma

Japan’s vaping dilemma

| December 19, 2017

To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.

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Modified-risk requests made

Modified-risk requests made

| December 19, 2017

Due to the ‘large size’ of six modified-risk-tobacco-product applications made to the Food and Drug Administration, the application material will be posted on a rolling basis.

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Tracking rules adopted

Tracking rules adopted

| December 18, 2017

If the EU had put as much effort into supporting lower-risk products as it has into its tobacco-products tracking-and-tracing system; the need for the latter would have melted away.

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HNB prices to rise in Korea

HNB prices to rise in Korea

| December 18, 2017

Recent levies imposed in South Korea on heat-not-burn products has caused Philip Morris to raise the retail price of HEETS.

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Thai e-cig ban challenged

Thai e-cig ban challenged

| December 15, 2017

If 15 countries ban electronic cigarettes while 160 don’t, and your country is one of the 15; it stands to reason that you might want your government to look again at the reasoning behind its policy.

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Government not the answer

Government not the answer

| December 15, 2017

In fact, the lack of funding provided by US states for prevention and cessation programs indicates that the US doesn’t want to solve the smoking problem.

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Range of products needed

Range of products needed

| December 13, 2017

A new report is likely to open up the debate around heat-not-burn products, and that can only be a healthy development.

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Snus reducing harm

Snus reducing harm

| December 13, 2017

New research has indicated that snus, along with other factors, could be making the difference between life and death. And yet this product is banned in the EU outside Sweden.

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Taxes on taxes on taxes…

Taxes on taxes on taxes…

| December 11, 2017

It must say something for their past or future profits if the suppliers of heat-not-burn refills don’t raise retail prices following a 72 percent increase in the taxes imposed on these products.

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Tobacco taxes healthy

Tobacco taxes healthy

| December 8, 2017

Without any hint of irony, a heading on a story in Indonesia said: Finance Minister looks at tobacco taxes to solve gaps in health funding.

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Glowing in Romania

Glowing in Romania

| December 8, 2017

By launching in Romania, British American Tobacco is making its first foray into the EU with its tobacco heating device, glo™.

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While you’re at it …

While you’re at it …

| December 5, 2017

Before raising the sword of truth to smite the shyster, it is just as well to make sure what your left hand has been up to.

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Vaping on the high street

Vaping on the high street

| December 4, 2017

Official support for vaping in the UK has been around for some time and has grown considerably this year; something that is being reflected on high streets.

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FSFW calls for public input

FSFW calls for public input

| December 1, 2017

The launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was met by some with calls for boycotts, but it is demonstrating a desire to take an inclusive approach to determining the direction of its research.

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Minimum pricing mooted

Minimum pricing mooted

| November 24, 2017

After a long battle with the drinks industry, the way has been cleared for the Scottish government to introduce minimum alcohol prices. Is it now the turn of the tobacco industry?

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