Harry's Blog 110
A new paradigm for tobacco regulation

Traditionally, tobacco regulation has majored on controlling access to cigarettes through taxation, advertising bans and packet warnings, bans on public smoking and youth access and all the panoply of regulation to reduce the death and disease toll from the most dangerous way of consuming nicotine. [Read More]

Resource highlights
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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Friday, May 07, 2021
E-cigarettes “undoubtedly” reduce risks compared to traditional cigarettes and have a place in the EU’s plan to fight cancer. However, these products should not enjoy “lighter” regulation and Europe should treat them with the same vigilance as tobacco products, MEP Michèle Rivasi told EURACTIV in an interview. “I see no reason why the electronic cigarette and its products should benefit from tax reductions or exemptions,” she said.
Friday, May 07, 2021
After the global spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), research has highlighted several aspects of the pandemic, focusing on clinical features and risk factors associated with infection and disease severity. However, emerging results on the role of smoking in SARS-CoV-2 infection susceptibility or COVID-19 outcomes are conflicting, and their robustness remains uncertain. In this context, this project aims at quantifying the proportion of SARS-CoV-S antibody seroprevalence, studying the changes in antibody levels over time, and analyzing the association between smoking status and infection using seroprevalence data.
Friday, May 07, 2021
New Zealand
The Government’s recently released raft of proposals may well be the kick we need to make the Smokefree 2025 goal. The Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan includes limiting the sale of tobacco to specific R18 shops or pharmacies, the reduction of nicotine in products, and a ban on cigarette filters. If that’s not drastic enough, a potential “smokefree generation policy” could outlaw cigarette sales to 18-year-olds from 2022, meaning anyone born after 2004 would be unable to buy tobacco.
Friday, May 07, 2021
United States
Aurora officials are considering a six-month moratorium on any new stores that sell alternative tobacco products, including vaping materials. The moratorium ordinance would “hit the pause button” on any new such facilities until the city can find how to best regulate the products, said Ald. Edward Bugg, 9th Ward. Bugg asked the city’s law department to look at the situation after three new stores featuring alternative tobacco products, including vaping materials, opened in the 9th Ward, within one-third of a mile of each other.
Friday, May 07, 2021
United States
Altria Group Inc. continues to invest in innovative tobacco products. CEO Billy Gifford announced that the tobacco company acquired the remaining 20 percent of the on! oral nicotine pouches global business it did not own for approximately $250 million. "When we made the initial 80-percent acquisition in 2019, the oral nicotine pouch category in the U.S. was rapidly growing off of a small base," Gifford said during Altria's first-quarter 2021 earnings call, held April 29. "Subsequently, on! nicotine pouch growth has exceeded our original estimates."
Monday, 12 April

Traditionally, tobacco regulation has majored on controlling access to cigarettes through taxation, advertising bans and packet warnings, bans on public smoking and youth access and all the panoply of regulation to reduce the death and disease toll from the most dangerous way of consuming nicotine. 

Monday, 18 January

We are now used to hearing experts of all disciplines, from virologists to behavioural psychologists, interviewed in the media about COVID-19. There is general agreement on personal safety

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Tuesday, 15 December

This blog is inspired listening to Mark Carney, former Director of the Bank of England give the BBC 2020 Reith Lecture named after John Reith, the first Director-General of the

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Monday, 07 December

COVID has accelerated the speed of fake news around the world much to the delight of the dangerous and delusional. In such times, the lay person could be forgiven for thinking that when the media

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Monday, 16 November

As we have seen with the Trump playbook, seeding the media with conspiracy theories is the last gasp of the desperate and deluded. This is a favoured tactic of all anti-tobacco harm reduction

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Monday, 12 April

Def. Sea change or sea-change is an English idiomatic expression which denotes a substantial change in perspective, especially one which affects a group or society at large, on a particular issue.

Some time ago I wrote an opinion piece titled: Dirty Words: Smoker, Vaper, Harm Reductionist? In the article I expressed my frustration that in government and NGO leadership circles publicly embracing harm reduction policy in the U.S. was still politically dangerous.

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Wednesday, 07 October

I confess to having always enjoyed party conference season. This is an annual ritual where the

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Tuesday, 26 May

Covid-19 has surely been challenging for all, and though we have now hopefully crossed the

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Friday, 20 September

Over half a billion smokers live in Asia, and Asian countries have some of the highest per

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Monday, 02 September

Last week was hot in Seoul. Not just with the outdoor temperatures exceeding 30oC,

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