Annoyance was building in me as I watched my daughter’s weekend netball game. The Centre was everywhere at once, yelling for the ball to be passed to her. Her teammates would turn to throw, then stop, confused – why call for the ball when you’re not clear? Luckily, they assessed that a pass to their Centre would be a pass to the other team. Just before earning a penalty for holding the ball too long they find someone else to pass to and the game moves on. It was a short distraction but repeated too often and it can cost more than a few goals.
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.
It’s not an exaggeration to say Health Canada‘s proposed ban on flavours in nicotine vaping products will push hundreds of thousands of Canadians back to smoking because Health Canada freely admits this fact in the Regulatory Analysis Impact Statement for the proposed new regulations. [...] Joining us as co-host is national vaping activist Maria Papaioannoy-Duic from Rights4Vapers and guests include Shai Bekman, president of DashVapes Inc.; Luke Marshall, owner of County Vape; and David Levesque, founding partner of Digital Smoke supplies.
Vaping is often marketed as a safer version of tobacco smoking. As regulations became widely introduced across the world to encourage people to stop smoking tobacco, such as a ban on smoking indoors in public spaces, the number of smokers finally began to fall. However, vaping emerged in its place. With little scientific evidence available at the time e-cigarettes were launched pertaining to their safety and health risks, vaping became a modern, ‘healthy’ version of smoking. Now, research shows that vaping carries similar health risks to smoking tobacco. [...]
Back in the 60s and the 70s, smoking was considered to be ‘cool’. We would to see movie stars puff away to glory and many tried to ape them to look ‘cool’. Before they knew it, it became a habit and an addiction. While some have managed to shake it off, a majority haven’t. That is the power of influencers, and today, we see the same pattern being repeated with e-cigarettes, which the youth are mistakenly influenced to believe are ‘cool’ and ‘less harmful’ than traditional cigarettes.
From joints and pipes to blunts and bongs, smoking is the most common way people consume marijuana. While getting high can be a therapeutic and fun recreational experience, you should know that like cigarette smoke, marijuana smoke contains irritating chemicals and tar associated with respiratory problems .
For a study of e-cigarette taxation to have any public health relevance, it must consider the impact of e-cigarette prices on cigarette demand. Cigarettes and e-cigarettes are economic substitutes. The demand for one responds to changes in the price of the other, an idea well understood in economics and quantified through the concept of cross-elasticity. The paper appears to pay no regard to the impact of vaping taxes on cigarette demand, [...]
Globally most smokers know or at least have a strong inkling their habit is bad idea. They may have lost family and friends to cancer or some form of lung disease. They themselves may now be easily out of breath where once they were active sportspeople. They tell researchers they want to quit. But millions don’t. Why?
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.
Last week was hot in Seoul. Not just with the outdoor temperatures exceeding 30oC,
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