Japan Tobacco Inc on Monday cut prices on its heated tobacco products early next week after a similar move by bigger rival Philip Morris International Inc, signaling increased competition in Japan's nascent market for alternative cigarettes.
Japan, where regular e-cigarettes with nicotine-laced liquid are effectively banned, has become the main market for "heat not burn" (HNB) products which emit less smoke and smell less than conventional cigarettes. [...]
Junior health minister Paul Blokhuis wants to ban smoking on cafe terraces and says tough new rules will be unavoidable to really tackle smoking, Dutch media reported on Thursday. ‘I don’t think we can avoid tougher measures,’ he said. ‘We have a long way to go to catch up,’ he said, referring to the US where smoking rules are much stricter than in the Netherlands. Blokhuis told NOS radio he is working together with social organisations, centres [...]
It also criticizes federal researchers for failing to take into account the impact of advertising on these platforms and focusing instead on outdated modes of data collection.
“[Juul is] taking advantage of the reach and accessibility of those platforms to target the youth and young adults, basically everybody can see their product because there are no restrictions,” said Jidong Huang, an associate professor of health management [...] and lead author of the study.
A team of researchers at Imperial College London is investigating whether gut hormones could play a vital role in helping people to quit smoking. To mark WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018, we spoke to Dr Tony Goldstone, who leads the Gut Hormones in Addiction Study (GHADD) at Imperial College London, about his research into nicotine addiction. Tell us about the work you’re doing to investigate the role that gut hormones play in nicotine addiction [...]
A visiting US scientist, Michelle Peace, is warning of the potential hazards of vaping.
Michelle Peace, who is in New Zealand as the International Vision Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Science Research (ESR), says a whole culture has grown up around the use of e-cigarettes, which many people regard as being safer than tobacco. But Dr Peace says while e-cigarettes may be “healthier” than normal cigarettes, that doesn’t mean they are “healthy”.
New Delhi: Tobacco is one of the most common and preferred forms of addiction. Even though scientific evidences have revealed its harmful health effects, the use of tobacco in different forms has seen a dramatic increase, especially in the developing countries. This potentially lethal substance is responsible for more than 1 in 10 fatalities globally, with India featuring among the top four users of tobacco. About 11.2 percent smokers worldwide [...]
Indonesia will impose an excise tax of 57 percent on tobacco essences used for electronic cigarettes starting July 1 as part of efforts to curb consumption of tobacco products, a senior official said late on Monday.
Southeast Asia’s largest economy imposes excise duty on all kinds of tobacco products but the country has one of the highest smoking rates in the world.
Harm Reduction Journal recently published its thematic series, “Global and local perspectives on tobacco harm reduction”. I spoke to Guest Editor of the series, Dr Sharon Cox, who is a Research Fellow at London South Bank University's Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research. Sharon has a special interest in tobacco harm reduction, particularly its impact on disadvantaged groups. Very briefly, what is tobacco harm reduction, and how does it [...]
Smoking now claims over 100 lives in Vietnam every day and the number is expected to nearly double in 2030.
According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), conducted by the ministry and the General Statistics Office in 2015, 53.5 per cent of non-smokers, equal to 28.5 million of adults were exposed to tobacco smoke at home, and 36.8 per cent of non-smokers, who worked indoors, equal to 5.9 million of adult, were exposed to tobacco smoke at the workplace.
The World Health Organisation, promoting No Tobacco Day this Thursday, is sounding the alarm over the power of Big Tobacco in a new report. Consumption in the developing world is rising fast as companies aggresively market their products there, unhindered by advertising bans or health warnings, and replacing consumers in the West who have given up, or died. "As the report explains, only one in eight countries is on track to meet the voluntary [...]
Australia has the highest priced cigarettes in the world, yet the number of people giving up smoking has slowed in recent years.
England, USA, Canada, Norway and Iceland are among a long list of western countries that are seeing their citizens kick the habit but Australia’s 2.6 million smokers are lagging behind with just a 0.2 per cent decrease in smokers between 2013 to 2016. Associate Professor Colin Mendelsohn, [...] told Yahoo7 News that the “high prices simply aren’t working anymore”.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a campaign to discourage e-cigarette vaping. While it targeted all e-cigarette vaping, the campaign makes a powerful visual reference to Juul, a device that can be recharged in a computer USB drive and has been reported to be gaining popularity among youth, even though Juul Labs created it for adults who want to stop smoking. The HHS campaign depicts seemingly emotionless teenagers with USB ports where their mouths should be.
A heated debate is redrawing alliances in the tobacco control movement as federal officials wrestle with how to regulate the growing e-cigarette market.
The players include researchers, smoking-cessation advocates and “vaping” connoisseurs.
“It’s become very divisive in a community that was largely united against Big Tobacco,” said Samir Soneji, an associate professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, who researches tobacco control policy.
As the world today marks No Tobacco Day, its deadly consequences have once again come under the spotlight. The World Health Organisation’s message for 2018 coincides with its range of global initiatives and opportunities aimed at addressing the tobacco epidemic and its impact on public health. This year’s campaign highlights the links between the use of tobacco products and heart and other cardiovascular diseases. Aware of the risks associated [...]
A UK harm reduction group has accused the WHO of abusing its own rules to silence criticism of its anti-harm reduction policies, following a bungled public consultation by the UN health agency. The WHO’s move follows a series of other recent attacks on vaping linked to World No Tobacco Day, including a veiled threat of criminalisation in the Philippines, Meanwhile new data from France shows that vaping continues to be the most effective solution for millions of smokers around the world.