Nicotine Science & Policy | 24 December 2014
Year 2014 was a second year of life for „Nicotine Science and Policy” website, which first went live in September 2013. End of the year is a good time to summarise and to look back at what has been happening during the last twelve months.
Lou Ritter | 31 October 2014
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The E-Research Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit foundation designed to be a collective funding portal. As such, ERF will provide financial assistance to researchers seeking to advance independent peer-reviewed and published scientific research focused on electronic vapor products (electronic cigarettes) and their use. ERF is seeking 501(c)(3) status.
Nicotine Science & Policy | 10 October 2014
This meeting is the Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP-6) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This convention is WHO’s primary instrument for addressing the health impact of tobacco use internationally. This briefing provides information on discussions about electronic cigarettes and background documentation.
Clive Bates | 14 September 2014
Neil McKeganey | 27 August 2014
Have health professionals started a new moral panic over e-cigarettes? Neil McKeganey thinks they have.
There are few things more powerful than the narrative of fear. The concern that something may be harming us in ways that we might have been unaware, and that action should be taken to limit its occurrence, is a foundational tablet of interventionist public policy. The narrative of fear can be equally strong when it comes to new items that emerge in our social world and about which we know relatively little.
Gerry Stimson* | 26 August 2014
Nicotine Science & Policy | 22 August 2014
The European vaper organisation – European Vapers United Network – has added its voice to the growing concern about the possible WHO position on electronic cigarettes.
Nicotine Science & Policy | 20 August 2014
A legal challenge against the EU Tobacco Products Directive has been launched by UK e-cigarette manufacturer Totally Wicked. The first step will be to ask for the British court to rule whether a case can be taken to the European court.
Nicotine Science & Policy | 18 August 2014
The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance is currently considering a new decree that will tax e-cigarettes and drive up their costs, making them less financially attractive for users, and damaging the e-cigarette market.
Michael R. Hufford & Gilbert Ross | 3 August 2014
Today approximately 14,000 people will die of tobacco-related diseases around the world. The same thing will happen tomorrow and the day after that, leaving nearly 6 million dead in the coming year. Despite this public health disaster, the uncomfortable truth is that mind-altering drugs, from alcohol to nicotine to caffeine, are here to stay. When it comes to smoking, our addiction has proven too much to overcome: