Harry's Blog 61
The shiny blue moon of Kentucky

Because of the dominance of the tobacco economy in the state, Kentucky has not exactly covered itself in glory regarding tobacco control. You can smoke where you like (apart from in government buildings and schools); it has higher-than-national average adult smoking prevalence; it positions tobacco at the lower end of the tax bracket compared with other states; and until 1990 it set no minimum age for tobacco sales. read more...

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2018-12-31 , Submission deadline
IJERPH is now accepting submissions for a special issue on Tobacco Harm Reduction, on research that advances our understanding of the potential place of tobacco harm reduction strategies within a comprehensive approach to reducing the burden of smoking related disease, and that will assist policy makers to determine what level of regulation is most appropriate for potential reduced risk products.
2018-01-19 , vapetrotter.com
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Most Australians want electronic cigarettes legalised, according to a survey by the nation's peak retail body, but government and anti-smoking advocates maintain the devices might pose health risks. The Australian Retail Association poll, conducted by the Crosby Textor Group, shows 61 per cent of 1200 adults backed a move towards legalising e-cigarettes or vaporisers, commonly known as vapes.
Monday, June 18, 2018
The fifth Global Forum on Nicotine took place in Warsaw this weekend, attracting an array of consumer advocates, harm reduction experts and public health activists from around the world. The American Cancer Society picked last week to make some small moves towards accepting tobacco harm reduction, but failed to put forward any actual policies to remedy the damage caused by its previous stance. Meanwhile Asian vapers face a double whammy, as Hong Kong looks at tough new restrictions on e-cig sales [...]
Monday, June 18, 2018
Researchers [...] looked at short-term effects of flavoring chemicals used in tobacco products like e-cigarettes on endothelial cells, cells that line the blood vessels. The researchers noticed that when blood vessels were exposed to flavoring additives, normally released chemicals to promote blood flow were decreased and increased inflammation, indicators of short-term toxicity. They also found that endothelial cells from smokers showed the same toxicity as those treated with flavoring chemicals.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Many people think that it’s the nicotine that’s harmful so they opt for using a low strength in their e-liquid. We know from tobacco smoking that when people switch to using a lower nicotine yield cigarette, they compensate in order to maintain a steady blood nicotine level by taking longer, harder drags and this can increase exposure to toxins in the smoke. [...] We therefore wanted to explore whether vapers also engage in this compensatory puffing and whether this has any effect on exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Congressmen have rejected claims against the safety of electronic cigarettes or E-cigarettes as they adopted House Resolution No. 1885 calling on the Department of Health to endorse its use as part of the national tobacco control strategy. Filed by Reps. Anthony Bravo (Coop-Nattco) and Jose Tejada (PDP-Laban, North Cotabato), HR 1885 strongly urges the DOH to promote harm reduction measures under the tobacco control plan by including the use of E-cigarettes as an alternative for smokers.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Watered-down government proposals to regulate electronic cigarettes and other new smoking alternatives have failed to impress either the tobacco industry or health experts, with both sides saying they will lobby lawmakers for changes ahead of a Legislative Council debate next week. A move to tax these new products in the same way as traditional cigarettes has prompted much discussion, as the government paper did not detail the duty size or how it would be implemented.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Want to stop smoking? An assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, says it’s a matter of conditioning the brain by new ways of thinking and acting. Ernie Medina Jr, DrPH, has been helping smokers break the cycle of addiction for 25 years. He offers stop-smoking classes and counseling services for members of the community. “Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States,” Medina says. “If you smoke, you need to stop.”
Monday, 21 May
Harry’s blog 61: The shiny blue moon of Kentucky Because of the dominance of the tobacco economy in the state, Kentucky has not exactly covered itself in glory regarding tobacco control. You can smoke where you like (apart from in government buildings and schools); it has higher-than-national average adult smoking prevalence; it positions tobacco at the lower end of the tax bracket compared with other states; and until 1990 it set no minimum age for tobacco sales.
Monday, 21 May
Galileo said, “By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox”. That certainly seems to pertain to official responses to harm reduction. And there are a few paradoxes to highlight...
Friday, 04 May
From reading the esteemed work of Professors Wayne Hall and Lynn Kozlowski, I have been led into the world of moral psychology as it applies to harm reduction and the attempt to explain the root of...
Thursday, 26 April
I recall hearing Martin Dockrell from Public Health England remark that he put ‘popcorn’ into Google and ‘popcorn lung’ came up before err…popcorn in the search bar. ‘Popcorn lung’ is so nice and...
Monday, 16 April
We start this week with the European Court of Injustice interim ruling playing fast and snus with smokers’ health as part of a rather long blog (sorry) on what the Rand Corporation call Truth Decay....
Wednesday, 14 March

Keeping up to date with the proceedings of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, in Cape Town recently, I was reminded of the wonderful film, directed by Richard Attenborough - ‘Oh what a Lovely War!’ - which summarises and comments on the events of the First World War using popular songs of the time, many of which were parodies of older popular songs, and using allegorical settings such as Brighton's West Pier to criticise the manner in which the eventual victory was won.

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Monday, 12 March

In the Orwell classic Animal Farm there was a binary notion that the animals lived by

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Monday, 02 October

Significant progress has been made in reducing smoking prevalence

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Friday, 29 September

We already know the benefits to a smoker when they leave smoking

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Tuesday, 29 August

Scientists appeal for conducting India centric research before deciding on any hasty

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