Category: Harm reduction

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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Local studies needed

Local studies needed

| November 24, 2017

Indonesia’s Health Minister has said that the country needs to conduct its own studies into the impact of tobacco rather than cut-and-paste the figures obtained from overseas studies.

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India wants an end to ENDS

India wants an end to ENDS

| November 23, 2017

An expert group in India says that any form of nicotine use is hazardous and that, therefore, the use of electronic nicotine-delivery systems should be banned.

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Teenage smoking plummets

Teenage smoking plummets

| November 20, 2017

The availability of electronic cigarettes is one of the reasons given for a drop in smoking in New Zealand; a drop that has been most marked among teenagers.

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E-cigs’ role with vulnerable

E-cigs’ role with vulnerable

| November 17, 2017

Electronic cigarettes have a role to play in helping people with a mental health condition quit smoking, a habit they are particularly at risk of taking up.

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Real Cost campaign unreal

Real Cost campaign unreal

| November 15, 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration seems conflicted over vaping. It says it wants to embrace the idea of harm reduction but cannot seem to get its arms – or head – around it.

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Teen smoking ‘staggering’

Teen smoking ‘staggering’

| November 15, 2017

While the United Arab Emirates is having success at convincing people to stop smoking, at the other end of the tunnel they are having trouble stopping people starting to smoke.

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HNB in wider distribution

HNB in wider distribution

| November 15, 2017

What is claimed to be the only heat-not-burn product on the US market uses patented technology to heat ‘liquefied tobacco from organic tobacco leaves’.

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Prices thrown into pot

Prices thrown into pot

| November 14, 2017

Questions are being raised in Canada about whether a similar pricing strategy to the one being suggested for legal marijuana should be applied to tobacco.

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Australia under e-pressure

Australia under e-pressure

| November 14, 2017

Australia is coming under increasing pressure to reverse its opposition to allowing the use of e-cigarettes as a harm reduction tool.

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Asia’s vapers unite

Asia’s vapers unite

| November 13, 2017

Much of the impetus behind the movement to replace smoking with vaping has come from the West; so it is encouraging that the 1st Asia Harm Reduction Forum was held in Jakarta last week.

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E-cigs – what’s not to like?

E-cigs – what’s not to like?

| November 13, 2017

A lot of people believe that switching from smoking to vaping can improve your health. Now, an online survey has suggested that it can improve your financial health.

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England to quit by 2040

England to quit by 2040

| November 9, 2017

The end game is in sight. England could quit smoking by 2040 according to a new report prepared for Philip Morris Ltd; or it could quit by 2029 given certain interventions.

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FDA calls iQOS meeting

FDA calls iQOS meeting

| November 9, 2017

Deadlines have been set for presentations to the US Food and Drug Administration’s committee meeting that will discuss Philip Morris’ modified risk tobacco product applications.

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Nicotine a ‘fascinating drug’

Nicotine a ‘fascinating drug’

| November 8, 2017

Researchers in the US believe that nicotine, administered through a patch, has the potential to provide an inexpensive treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment.

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KT&G launches HNB device

KT&G launches HNB device

| November 8, 2017

With the obvious exception of PloomTECH, it seems to be de rigueur for the names of HNB devices to start with a lower-case letter.

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Health as a broader church

Health as a broader church

| November 8, 2017

It is an old, vexed question: should people be encouraged or forced, in their own best interests, to change their habits – given that it can be identified what are their own best interests.

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