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The Big Tobacco Control playbook

Huge disruption has been caused by the evidence that non-combustible vaping and heated tobacco products and Swedish-style snus can have a game-changing impact on reducing death and disease from smoking. The advent of these products has disrupted industry thinking while governments have been trying to play catch-up with often knee-jerk and harmful revisions to tobacco control policies. But the disruption has been most keenly felt within the global public health community [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.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Electronic cigarettes have attracted media and consumer attention for claims of their addictive nature, variety of flavors, and increased use among teens, sparking regulatory oversight and policies. A new study suggests that these devices may help people decrease their dependence on combustible cigarettes -- which contain an array of harmful chemicals called toxicants -- without increasing their overall nicotine dependence.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
So-called wellness vapes are growing in popularity. Unlike regular vapes (e-cigarettes) that contain nicotine, these products contain vitamins, hormones or essential oils. But they have caught the attention of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because of the unproven health claims made by many of the companies that sell them. Wellness vapes – also known as “nutritional supplement diffusers” – cover a range of products that find a common origin in e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine to the lungs without the need for combustion or tobacco. This removes some (...)
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Advocates (CAPHRA) has welcomed a new vaping series that exposes anti-ecig Aussie propaganda. “Thankfully, the inconvenient truth about vaping has now landed on the laptops of Australians smashing all the alarmist anti-vaping propaganda health agencies and officials are peddling,” said Nancy Loucas, CAPHRA’s Executive Co-ordinator.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
The FDA is moving forward with policies that they claim “would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit.” The reality is that youth are not overwhelmingly using menthol cigarettes or flavored cigars. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), in 2021, only 1.5 percent of (...)
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Ontologies are ways of representing information that improve clarity and the ability to connect different data sources. Use of an ontology of tobacco, nicotine and vaping products should (...)
Monday, 01 August

Huge disruption has been caused by the evidence that non-combustible vaping and heated tobacco products and Swedish-style snus can have a game-changing impact on reducing death and disease from smoking. The advent of these products has disrupted industry thinking while governments have been trying to play catch-up with often knee-jerk and harmful revisions to tobacco control policies. But the disruption has been most keenly felt within the global public health community. 

Tuesday, 29 March

As part of my preparation work for the next Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction report, which is due out in November, I was reading Professor Virginia Berridge’s book Demons: Our Changing

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Wednesday, 17 November

In a previous blog, I described a particularly absurd situation regarding tobacco control paranoia about the industry. An anti-smoking NGO operating in Southeast Asia announced an anti-smoking

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Friday, 28 May

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

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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

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Thursday, 09 June

The WHO awarded a prize to Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO) on May 31, the International No Smoking Day. Although the official reason was the approval of a new Tobacco Law, it is evident that AMLO was prized for his five presidential decrees that ban the commercialization and importation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS e-cigarettes and heat not burn products). 

Commercialization of ENDS has always been illegal in Mexico, but in 2015

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Thursday, 25 November

E-cigarette product regulation requires accurate analyses of emissions. User behavior,

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Thursday, 16 September

Previous to the COVID pandemic, CAPHRA had been making plans to rent a room at a nearby hotel

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Wednesday, 25 August

Within the U.S. public health community, the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH),

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Monday, 12 April

Def. Sea change or sea-change is an English idiomatic expression which denotes a

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