Prohibition of non-combustible nicotine products in Mexico
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) [Read More]
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.
International public health experts are denouncing the massive misinformation about nicotine–a food-grade substance that can address the global smoking problem through innovation and technology. Prof. Peter Hajek, director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at Wolfson Institute of Public Health, Queen Mary University of London said some anti-nicotine campaigners spread misinformation or exaggerate that nicotine is brain poison as they feel that they are fighting the right cause. He said there is (…)
Africa is falling behind the rest of the world in the battle to save the lives of millions of smokers. Policy makers’ lack of support for tobacco harm reduction products is effectively a death sentence for many. If we are serious about reducing the 250,000 tobacco-related deaths in Africa every year, we must give smokers a realistic route to quitting cigarettes. 80% of smokers live in low-and middle-income countries and have no access to safer nicotine products — resulting in (...)
A new study by Penn State College of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University researchers, reiterated that by switching from from smoking to vaping, tobacco users may reduce their exposure to certain carcinogens found in cigarettes.
As it stands, some 16 percent of Georgians smoke cigarettes, nearly 12,000 die a year due to smoking and the related healthcare services cost billions of dollars annually. Put simply, smoking takes a heavy toll on Georgia and the hazards are well-known. Despite this, for many years, people continued smoking combustible cigarettes, in part, because abstinence-only approaches have failed and (...)
The Food and Drug Administration is on the verge of ordering Juul Labs Inc. to remove its e-cigarettes from the U.S. market, according to a report today by the Wall Street Journal. This is a terrible move for public health, since it removes a swath of lower risk products – Juul brand e-cigarettes – from the market, leaving smokers with fewer alternatives to a more harmful product – traditional cigarettes. Statement by Michelle Minton, CEI Senior Fellow: “The FDA’s plans to eliminate Juul will force hundreds of thousands of adult smokers back to combustible cigarettes. Worse, because FDA plans to (...)”
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 Attitudes to Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs,published in 2013. I was surprised to read that back in the 1970s, the anti-smoking warriors objected to medical help for people who wanted to stop smoking.
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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