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  • Harry’s blog 35 – Land of the Rising Sum

    Cigarette smoking continues its rapid decline in Japan while the upward trajectory of smokers seeking alternative nicotine products shows no signs of slowing down. According to PMI a small percentage (calculated variously at between 5—15%) of their IQOS customers are dual users, but the rest have fully converted. The access to the market for companies like PMI afforded by the Japanese government plays a big part in this; advertising is seemingly allowed in any ways the imagination can conceive and is just as ubiquitous as the most aggressive cigarette advertising. Tobacco regulators around the world may choke on the vapour here, but the experience in Japan strongly suggests that putting obstacles in the way of e-cigarette and HNB marketing simply prolongs your cigarette problem.

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  • Remembering the Oft Forgotten

    Significant progress has been made in reducing smoking prevalence within the United Kingdom but the benefits have not fallen fairly across all groups. Smoking rates amongst those with personal incomes under £10,000 per annum is more than double of those with incomes over £40,000. However, there are other groups with rates higher still, for example people experiencing mental ill health have a smoking prevalence rate double the population average. Amongst those who are homeless or rough sleeping we see even higher rates, in many instances services report that all their clients smoke.

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  • Any parent is familiar with an almost all-encompassing natural pull to protect and nurture their children. For many adults, using our resources, knowledge and experiences to steer our children away from harm is literally the impulse that guides our lives. That parental instinct [...] is and should be reflected by our government and our laws.
    2017-10-20 | newsok.com

    • Nicotine
    • Youth
  • Why It's Getting More Difficult to Be a Smoker Reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels could prevent as many as 8 million tobacco-related deaths and keep 30 million people from becoming regular smokers this century, according to new estimates from the Food and Drug Administration. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb revealed the initial estimates on Thursday [...]
    2017-10-20 | bloomberg.com

    • Cigarettes
    • FDA
    • Nicotine
  • E-cigarettes and vaporizers, devices that turn liquid concoctions into inhalable vapor, have been touted as a panacea for smokers struggling to ditch the habit. These tobacco-less substitutes mimic what it’s like to smoke conventional cigarettes but, according to some experts within the scientific community and the tobacco industry alike, they carry a fraction of the health burden and can serve as an aid for quitting tobacco cigarettes.
    2017-10-20 | the-scientist.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Smoking
  • E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research [...] In "E-Cigarette Use Causes a Unique Innate Immune Response in the Lung, Involving Increased Neutrophilic Activation and Altered Mucin Secretion," Mehmet Kesimer, senior study author [...]
    2017-10-20 | medicalxpress.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Study
  • According to a new public health report, bans against vaping are making it harder for Americans to quit smoking. Many health experts have noted that electronic cigarettes are an effective tool in helping smokers to quit, but that has not stopped the federal government and many local governments from targeting e-cigarettes and other vaping products.
    2017-10-20 | thenewamerican.com

    • Ban
    • E Cigarettes
  • Indonesia will raise excise rates on tobacco products next year by an average of 10.04 percent, a slightly smaller increase compared with this year, coordinating minister of economics Darmin Nasution said on Thursday. This year, the government has taxed all kinds of tobacco products in a range that started as low as 22 rupiah per single cigarette for the traditional “rokok klembak”, to as high as 110,000 per stick for cigars.
    2017-10-20 | reuters.com

    • Cigarettes
    • Tax
  • Durbin and his Democratic colleagues [...] last week reintroduced a bill that would create a new federal tax on vapor products and tax them the same as tobacco cigarettes. If approved, Schumer and Durbin’s proposals will likely lead many vapers back to smoking (and dying). As they often do, both Schumer and Durbin claimed their actions are necessary to protect children. [...]
    2017-10-20 | dailyvaper.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Youth
  • A new tobacco product that’s already popular overseas could overtake e-cigarettes in the United States. New research from San Diego State University predicts that “heat-not-burn” tobacco products could soon be flooding American markets. The authors warn that policymakers, anti-tobacco advocates, and the healthcare community need to be prepared for action when the products arrive.
    2017-10-19 | healthline.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • HNB
  • The National Assembly’s finance committee is expected to decide on Oct. 20 about hiking consumption taxes on heat-not-burn tobacco products, also known as e-cigarettes, to 90 percent on par with regular cigarettes. If taxes are raised, prices of e-cigarettes, such as Philip Morris; HEETS and BAT’s Neostiks, are expected to shoot up, possibly costing up to 5,000 won(US$4,415) a pack from the current 4,300 won range.
    2017-10-19 | theinvestor.co.kr

    • E Cigarettes
    • Tax
  • On Tuesday the Iowa City Council voted 6 to 1 in its final reading of an ordinance amendment that finalized the ban. Mayor Jim Throgmorton voted against all three readings of the ordinance change. "I don't think this is a public health issue. I look at a list that's contained in our packet, a list of parks in which smoking is already prohibited, and it's a pretty extensive list," [...]
    2017-10-19 | press-citizen.com

    • Ban
    • Smoking
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