Harry's Blog #98
Science and Sense beat Smears and Propaganda 5-0

At the start of the year, the storm clouds of anti-tobacco harm reduction (THR) were darkening, threatening as ever the lives of smokers looking to switch or stop. But in the bleak mid-winter, rays of reason have shone a light on those that needed to be called to account.Read More

Resource highlights
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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Friday, April 03, 2020
The annual Vapril campaign to help smokers switch to vaping launched yesterday (1 April). The digitally-focused 2020 campaign seeks to address consumer “misinformation” about vaping with “evidence-backed advice and information”. It follows last month’s evidence update on the UK e-cigarette market by Public Health England (PHE) which revealed that 37% of smokers had never tried vaping and that over half of them wrongly believed it to be equally or more harmful than smoking. PHE continues to highlight that regulated nicotine vaping is at least 95% less harmful than conventional smoking.
Friday, April 03, 2020
As new data and studies are emerging on the SARS-CoV-2, we will be constantly upgrading technical information. The present upgrade incorporates information on (1) more recent misinformation (Bloomberg News), (2) new data on COVID-19 vs smoking and (3) more information on environmental vapor
Friday, April 03, 2020
United Kingdom
Smoking is one of the worst habits so just how hard is it to quit the fags and is vaping a viable alternative [...]
Friday, April 03, 2020
That's particularly concerning for the more than 1 billion smokers worldwide who are at higher risk of a getting a serious case of COVID-19. After months or years of a nicotine habit, quitting now may not help a smoker's odds when it comes to the present danger. And yet, the crisis is serving as a wake-up call for many to pay better attention to their health. As a result, smoking cessation startups are among the healthcare companies seeing their business improve since the outbreak started. [...]
Friday, April 03, 2020
United States
[...] Less than two hours before Trump took to the podium, Jerome Adams was speaking to a sparsely attended room at the Society for Research on Tobacco and Nicotine's (SRNT) annual conference. SRNT is one of the biggest tobacco control conferences in the world. Academics, government officials, and nonprofits share research and ideas, mostly on how to regulate or ban nicotine products. A majority of registrants failed to show up, citing fears of contracting or spreading COVID-19. But Adams was clear: Even amid a global pandemic, regulating tobacco can't be ignored.
Thursday, 05 March

At the start of the year, the storm clouds of anti-tobacco harm reduction (THR) were darkening, threatening as ever the lives of smokers looking to switch or stop. But in the bleak mid-winter, rays of reason have shone a light on those that needed to be called to account.

Thursday, 30 January

I am indebted to my good friend Roberto Sussman for the title of this blog. Roberto lives in Mexico and is an unlikely combination of astrophysicist and ardent, eloquent tobacco harm reduction

Tuesday, 21 January

On 10th  December 2017, the Director General of the WHO Tedros Ghebreyesus released this statement on Human Rights Day. It was headed “Health is a fundamental human right”. He

Wednesday, 13 November

Anti-tobacco harm reduction campaigners backed by US Federal and state authorities, supportive media and large wodges of Bloomberg cash are about to deliver the worst possible news for millions

Monday, 14 October

There is a new tobacco harm reduction (THR) activist group that has started up called ETHRA – European Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates, currently with fifteen partners - ...

Friday, 20 September

Over half a billion smokers live in Asia, and Asian countries have some of the highest per capita smoking rates – and some of the highest numbers of smoking-related deaths – in the world.

Given the staggering damage to its citizens’ health that smoking is responsible for you’d think that regional governments would be eagerly embracing any less harmful alternatives such as vapes and heat-not-burn (HNB) devices to encourage people to wean themselves off conventional tobacco

Monday, 02 September

Last week was hot in Seoul. Not just with the outdoor temperatures exceeding 30oC,

Saturday, 30 March

Debunking common myths and misconceptions about teens and vaping - separating the facts from

Monday, 05 November

As I see it, currently the Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) and e-cigarette policy scene continues

Wednesday, 14 March

Keeping up to date with the proceedings of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, in Cape

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