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February 28, 2024 by filtermag.org

New England Journal of Medicine Backs Vapes as Harm Reduction

The New England Journal of Medicine published a study and editorial advocating for e-cigarettes in smoking cessation due to their harm reduction potential. Conducted by the University of Bern, the study found that participants using vapes showed higher abstinence rates compared to those using standard cessation methods. Experts praised the study's impact on healthcare professionals' views. Despite past evidence supporting the switch from cigarettes to vapes for health benefits, skepticism persists due to misconceptions about nicotine and tobacco industry involvement.

February 27, 2024 by blogspot.com

Tobacco Truth: Scaremongering’s Forever Effects

With the emergence of nicotine pouches, claims from the 1980s about the health risks of smokeless tobacco (ST) use have reappeared. Nicotine pouches are an important addition to smokers’ options for reducing harm, but it is inappropriate to devalue them by overstating the risks of ST use, such as opining that it causes leukoplakia and periodontal disease. This is not the case, and I wish to set the record straight.

February 26, 2024 by filtermag.org

The WHO Prioritizes Youth Who Don’t Smoke Over Adults Who Do

The World Health Organization's COP10 focused on the FCTC, aiming to tackle the global tobacco epidemic but shifted attention to youth vaping rather than adult smokers. Despite the rise in safer nicotine products, the WHO opposes harm reduction, impacting smoking rates worldwide. US youth smoking has drastically declined as vaping rates rose, yet a youth vaping "epidemic" narrative persists. Countries like the UK and Canada also saw smoking decreases with vaping availability.

February 26, 2024 by gfn.tv

GFN.TV Interviews | COP-OUT | WHO FCTC Punts On E-Cig Regulation

Tobacco control promised bans and restrictions on e-cigarettes and other novel nicotine products for COP10, the Conference of the Parties to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. But instead, frustrated by a handful of countries calling for a harm reduction approach to tobacco use, the global health regulator punted.

February 23, 2024 by gazetaprawna.pl

Konieczne są szybkie i radykalne decyzje

Parliamentarians and experts are considering a quick ban on the sale of disposable flavored e-cigarettes due to their popularity among minors. The Health Ministry aims to implement the ban before summer, as these products pose health risks and contain addictive substances. The market for these products is rapidly growing, with concerns about their availability and appeal to young people. Various reports highlight the alarming increase in sales, discrepancies in data, and violations of regulations. Calls for immediate action include stringent penalties for illegal sales and a comprehensive strategy combining legal measures with education to combat the issue effectively.

February 23, 2024 by bnnbloomberg.ca

Altria Plans New Blueberry Vape Products — and Will Keep Them Away From Kids

Altria Group Inc. plans to introduce new blueberry and watermelon vape products for adults only, using Bluetooth technology to prevent underage use. CEO Billy Gifford announced the tobacco giant's submission to the FDA and its expansion goals at a conference. The company aims to increase stores selling its products and estimates an international market worth $35-50 billion. Additionally, Altria intends to expand distribution of its oral nicotine pouches in Sweden and the UK.

February 23, 2024 by bnnbloomberg.ca

Altria Plans New Blueberry Vape Products — and Will Keep Them Away From Kids

Altria Group Inc. plans to introduce new blueberry and watermelon vape products for adults only, using Bluetooth technology to prevent underage use. CEO Billy Gifford announced the tobacco giant's submission to the FDA and its expansion goals at a conference. The company aims to increase stores selling its products and estimates an international market worth $35-50 billion. Additionally, Altria intends to expand distribution of its oral nicotine pouches in Sweden and the UK.

February 23, 2024 by bnnbloomberg.ca

Altria Plans New Blueberry Vape Products — and Will Keep Them Away From Kids

Altria Group Inc. plans to introduce new blueberry and watermelon vape products for adults only, using Bluetooth technology to prevent underage use. CEO Billy Gifford announced the tobacco giant's submission to the FDA and its expansion goals at a conference. The company aims to increase stores selling its products and estimates an international market worth $35-50 billion. Additionally, Altria intends to expand distribution of its oral nicotine pouches in Sweden and the UK.

February 22, 2024 by filtermag.org

Never Too Late: Quitting Smoking at Any Age Slashes Cancer Risk

Quitting smoking at any age significantly reduces cancer risks, especially for lung cancer, as found in a recent study. Even older individuals see benefits, with those quitting at 50+ experiencing a 40% drop in lung cancer risk. Benefits extend to liver, colorectal, and stomach cancers. Despite an initial rise in risk post-quitting, long-term benefits are substantial, with overall cancer risk halving in 15 years. Messaging about never being too late to quit is crucial for older smokers' health. While quitting entirely is healthiest, harm reduction methods like reducing cigarette intake can still improve health.

February 21, 2024 by theregreview.org

Clearing the Cloud on E-Cigarette Regulation

Scholar Samuel Hampsher-Monk advocates for regulating e-cigarettes to help smokers transition from traditional cigarettes. He proposes measures like taxing e-cigarettes less than cigarettes, banning appealing flavors for youths, creating smoke-free areas, setting lower nicotine limits for traditional cigarettes than e-cigarettes, and using different public use bans for vaping and smoking. Hampsher-Monk emphasizes the importance of balancing regulations to prevent youth addiction while aiding smokers in quitting. Promoting e-cigarettes as a safer alternative with proper warnings and advertising restrictions is key.

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