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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 organisations: anybody supporting THR must, by definition, be in the pocket of Big Tobacco and/or be a part of a ‘front organisation’. [Read More]

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Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018
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, November 30, 2020
At the point of sale. Vaping and e-cigarettes. Anindya Sen, Maria Papaioannoy-Duic and Pascal Thibeault. Chair: David Sweanor
Monday, November 30, 2020
United States
[...] Experts remind us that lungs can be vulnerable and need to be kept healthy so they can keep us healthy. One of the best ways to keep lungs healthy is to never smoke or vape. And if individuals do smoke or vape already, the best thing to do is to quit. "One of our focuses this year has been smoking cessation," said Jonathan Callaway [...] we have been addressing smoking cessation with our patients who currently smoke. We want them to know we offer a great smoking cessation program, counseling, medications, and nicotine replacement to support those who want to quit smoking."
Monday, November 30, 2020
CBD and vaping - they are two topics that have been trending like crazy over the past 12 to 18 months. It should, therefore, come as no real surprise that more recently, people have started to put the two together. Forget your oils, capsules and gummies, the best way to get your CBD hit is straight through the lungs via your vape pen. That, at least, is what the advocates tell us. To a certain extent, they are right. [...]
Monday, November 30, 2020
United States
The Anchorage Assembly, the legislature for the city, approved a municipal ordinance to include vapes and e-cigarettes in the tobacco tax that’s currently on the books. These products will then be taxed at a rate of 55 percent of the wholesale price. Liquids and cartridges are also covered in the tax, per this new law. The ordinance passed unanimously, 10 votes to zero. An amendment to the ordinance was passed by the assembly, too. This measure excludes vaping devices that are sold by marijuana dispensaries and marijuana liquids and oils from the tobacco tax.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Taiwan is considering banning flavored e-cigarettes and new tobacco products like heat-not-burn sticks. Health authorities are considering the flavor ban as a way to curb the rise in vaping and smoking rates in young people. The Health Promotion Administration [...] had earlier proposed a complete ban on e-cigarettes in the country. That motion was not adopted by the government. Now, public health officials are proposing a half-measure that would ban flavored vapor products as a way to dissuade people, especially, young people from vaping or using heat-not-burn products like PMI’s IQOS.
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 organisations: anybody supporting THR must, by definition, be in the pocket of Big Tobacco and/or be a part of a ‘front organisation’.

A front organisation is a body set up by and controlled by another organisation. Front organisations can act for the parent group without the actions being attributed to the parent group, thereby allowing them to hide from public view. The intelligence services and groups like Scientology have a long track record of setting up front organisations – these organisations appear to be independent and make no mention of the parent body, yet they are entirely controlled by the parent, often with members or former members of the funding/parent body on the board. By implication, front organisations are dark and sinister bodies, whose activities can sometimes sail close to the borders of legality.

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