Harry's Blog #69
No Fire, No Smoke: the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018 (GSTHR)

Yes, it’s nearly here folks, now safely in the hands of the printer is the very first global report covering all aspects of tobacco harm reduction. GSTHR will be launched in Geneva on 2nd October to coincide with the start of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). It will be downloadable from a new website where you will also find executive summaries in several languages. The website is being engineered to be interactive and regularly updated with information about legislation, what’s happening with tobacco harm reduction in every country, and much more. 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.
2018-01-19 , vapetrotter.com
A GLOBAL RESOURCE FOR VAPE STORE LOCATIONS AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
37,191 vape stores in 106 countries
Monday, September 24, 2018
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World today announced at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum that it is calling for proposals to develop and implement the Smoke-Free Index. The index will critically evaluate industry progress toward achieving a smoke-free world and assess actions taken to undermine that progress. It will complement the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) efforts by further examining necessary future transformation of the global tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem [...]
Monday, September 24, 2018
The sleek Juul electronic cigarettes have become a phenomenon at U.S. high schools, vexing educators and drawing regulatory scrutiny over their sweet flavors and high nicotine content.Now, a new wave of lower-priced Juul knock-offs is showing up at convenience stores, vape shops and online - despite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration rule banning the sale of new e-cigarette products after August 2016 without regulatory approval.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Hāpai Te Hauora agree with calls to reprioritise tobacco tax funds made in the recently released 'Future of Tax' interim report from the Tax Working Group. The group has called for the government to prioritise other measures with respect to smoking cessation. These include more educational campaigns and reinvestment of funds into initiatives which support people to stop smoking.
Monday, September 24, 2018
The FDA recently announced that it considers a new surge in teen e-cigarette use to be an epidemic, and will give e-cigarette manufacturers 60 days to prove that they are not marketing to kids. This is a very welcome move for those of us who have been pushing to prevent teen tobacco use. Our city recently took on the makers of e-cigarettes and won. The FDA should take San Francisco's lead and do everything it can to protect kids from Big Tobacco.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Just one in 10 English people will smoke cigarettes in five years and Britain could be a smoke-free society by 2030, according to Public Health England (PHE). The forecasts were made after 400,000 people gave up smoking in England last year, leaving 6.1 million smokers -- or 14.9% of the population in the country, according to the Office for National Statistics . That's down from a 15.5% rate the previous year and a 19.8% level in 2011
Monday, September 24, 2018
A new draft law submitted to the Senate proposes e-cigarettes to be banned in public spaces just as the normal cigarettes are, local Digi24 reported. The Senate’s health committee is currently debating the bill. However, the initiative received a negative opinion from the human rights committee, according to Cristian Ghica, an MP representing opposition party Save Romania Union (USR).
Monday, September 24, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expressed concerns about rising incidence of vaping or smoking e-cigarettes among underage students and teenagers. The FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has said in a statement that use of the devices like Juul brand e-cigarettes have reached “epidemic” proportions. He said that these devices that were targeted initially for people wishing to quit traditional smoking are now being sold to teenagers who have never smoked.
Tuesday, 11 September
Yes, it’s nearly here folks, now safely in the hands of the printer is the very first global report covering all aspects of tobacco harm reduction. GSTHR will be launched in Geneva on 2nd October to coincide with the start of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). It will be downloadable from a new website where you will also find executive summaries in several languages. The website is being engineered to be interactive and regularly updated with information about legislation, what’s happening with tobacco harm reduction in every country, and much more. The ambition is for the report to be updated every two years, while we are looking to build the website into the global go-to resource for current, evidence-based and non-judgemental information about tobacco harm reduction.
Friday, 24 August
Between 2001 and 2003, US lawyer Greg Jacob was a member of the US delegation charged with negotiating the terms of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). I know I do have readers...
Thursday, 23 August
What? Patience dear reader and bear with me. This week the MPs on the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology released their favourable report on e-cigarettes. UK Channel 4 News...
Tuesday, 14 August
JUUL e-cigarettes have taken the American e-cigarette market by storm, capturing over 70% of the US market in extremely short time. Because of the huge publicity generated and much media...
Thursday, 02 August
I wonder if there is now a new ‘moral panic’ about fake news. UK MP’s among others seem to think that fake news is undermining democracy. I’m not sure I’dgo that far (yet). I get most of my news...
Wednesday, 14 March

Keeping up to date with the proceedings of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, in Cape Town recently, I was reminded of the wonderful film, directed by Richard Attenborough - ‘Oh what a Lovely War!’ - which summarises and comments on the events of the First World War using popular songs of the time, many of which were parodies of older popular songs, and using allegorical settings such as Brighton's West Pier to criticise the manner in which the eventual victory was won.

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Monday, 12 March

In the Orwell classic Animal Farm there was a binary notion that the animals lived by

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Monday, 02 October

Significant progress has been made in reducing smoking prevalence

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Friday, 29 September

We already know the benefits to a smoker when they leave smoking

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Tuesday, 29 August

Scientists appeal for conducting India centric research before deciding on any hasty

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