Harry's Blog 110
A new paradigm for tobacco regulation

Traditionally, tobacco regulation has majored on controlling access to cigarettes through taxation, advertising bans and packet warnings, bans on public smoking and youth access and all the panoply of regulation to reduce the death and disease toll from the most dangerous way of consuming nicotine. [Read More]

Resource highlights
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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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
KAC Communications will be hosting the Eighth Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) from June 17–18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Liverpool, U.K. With its theme “The future for nicotine,” the GFN tackles the challenges and controversies, as well as the significant potential, of safer nicotine products. Participants can choose whether to attend in person or online. [...] A new GFN∙TV online platform will stream broadcast footage of the conference free to viewers around the world, with a new commentary team offering their insights.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
“Priority: children’s health over profit.” This was stressed by the Child Rights Network (CRN), the largest alliance of children’s rights advocates in the Philippines, as it urged legislators to change their views towards the regulation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The CRN expressed its concern based on the Food and Nutrition Research Institute’s 2019 data which showed that one out of five vape or e-cigarette users in the country are adolescents or 19 years old and below.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
The complaints about a journal publishing scientific papers from the e-cigarette company Juul and its consultants are absurd, anti-scientific and somewhat disturbing. Juul has accumulated knowledge from extensive surveys of its users and their changing patterns of smoking and use of the Juul product. The monograph published by the American Journal of Health Behavior is a fascinating collection of papers that drills into this store of data [...]
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
South Africa
Vaping should be regulated differently from other tobacco products like cigarettes to encourage people to switch to less harmful forms of smoking the South African Informal Traders Alliance (SAITA) said on Monday. SAITA secretary general Michael Mokgoja, made the call while welcoming the National Department of Health’s stakeholder consultation process to develop an updated Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS) for the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill. SAITA has proposed that the Bill regulates harm reduction products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco differently from cigarettes [...]
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
United States
A case report involving a 17-year-old with what investigators believe is cannabis-induced thermal epiglottitis makes clear that completing a thorough patient history, physical examination and drug screening is criticially important. Mayo Clinic explains that epiglottitis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the small cartilage “lid” covering the windpipe swells, thereby blocking air flow into the lungs. Among the situations that can lead to the swelling are infections and being burned by something hot, like hot liquids.
Monday, 12 April

Traditionally, tobacco regulation has majored on controlling access to cigarettes through taxation, advertising bans and packet warnings, bans on public smoking and youth access and all the panoply of regulation to reduce the death and disease toll from the most dangerous way of consuming nicotine. 

Monday, 18 January

We are now used to hearing experts of all disciplines, from virologists to behavioural psychologists, interviewed in the media about COVID-19. There is general agreement on personal safety

Tuesday, 15 December

This blog is inspired listening to Mark Carney, former Director of the Bank of England give the BBC 2020 Reith Lecture named after John Reith, the first Director-General of the

Monday, 07 December

COVID has accelerated the speed of fake news around the world much to the delight of the dangerous and delusional. In such times, the lay person could be forgiven for thinking that when the media

Monday, 16 November

As we have seen with the Trump playbook, seeding the media with conspiracy theories is the last gasp of the desperate and deluded. This is a favoured tactic of all anti-tobacco harm reduction

Monday, 12 April

Def. Sea change or sea-change is an English idiomatic expression which denotes a substantial change in perspective, especially one which affects a group or society at large, on a particular issue.

Some time ago I wrote an opinion piece titled: Dirty Words: Smoker, Vaper, Harm Reductionist? In the article I expressed my frustration that in government and NGO leadership circles publicly embracing harm reduction policy in the U.S. was still politically dangerous.

Wednesday, 07 October

I confess to having always enjoyed party conference season. This is an annual ritual where the

Tuesday, 26 May

Covid-19 has surely been challenging for all, and though we have now hopefully crossed the

Friday, 20 September

Over half a billion smokers live in Asia, and Asian countries have some of the highest per

Monday, 02 September

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

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