Harry's Blog 111
Stop talking about stopping.

Globally most smokers know or at least have a strong inkling their habit is bad idea. They may have lost family and friends to cancer or some form of lung disease. They themselves may now be easily out of breath where once they were active sportspeople. They tell researchers they want to quit. But millions don’t. Why? [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.
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Friday, June 18, 2021
Imagine someone walking into a cafe, sitting down at a table and lighting up a cigarette. In the UK – and other countries where smoking in indoor public places is banned – that would be almost unthinkable. In the 15 years since smoking bans came into effect across Britain, smoking inside has gone from a fact of life to an aberration, and the nation’s health is all the better for it. Strokes, heart problems and asthma attacks have all fallen since the bans were introduced, particularly among people who used to spend their working lives in smoky environments. [...]
Friday, June 18, 2021
New Zealand
New Zealand's war on tobacco and its ill-fated smoke-free goal for 2025 is causing poorer Kiwi smokers more harm than good. With the country's tobacco prices second only to Australia's as the most expensive in the world, the most vulnerable in society are resorting to reusing tobacco that has already been smoked. As most reused tobacco is left at the very end of the cigarette, it will have already been contaminated further by the toxins in the smoke that attach to the unsmoked tobacco.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Teen vaping and the use of e-cigarettes never stopped during the pandemic. There did seem to be a lull in usage during the pandemic — that lull seems to be gone and inhaling is back with a vengeance. It’s time for health officials to resume the fight against vaping — that battle slowed during the pandemic. The numbers both nationally, statewide, and locally show the problem is at best holding steady and may be growing worse.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Canada
In 2009, the federal government passed the aptly titled Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth Act. Its primary objective was to curb a major spike in consumption by young people of flavoured tobacco products, which was fuelled by the tobacco industry’s predatory marketing. The accompanying federal regulations were approved in 2010, but contained a disturbing exemption for menthol products because of the mistaken belief that youth didn’t like them.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
New research published today indicates that BAT's modern oral (MO) products in the form of tobacco-free nicotine pouches have a toxicant profile that is comparable to nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) and much lower than traditional oral snus, a category of products that, when used as the sole nicotine product is already established as a reduced risk product compared with cigarettes. The study, published in Drug and Chemical Toxicology, analysed four variants of one of BAT's MO nicotine pouch products Lyft+, three snus products, and two different NRT products in a lozenge and a gum format. [...]
Friday, 28 May

Globally most smokers know or at least have a strong inkling their habit is bad idea. They may have lost family and friends to cancer or some form of lung disease. They themselves may now be easily out of breath where once they were active sportspeople. They tell researchers they want to quit. But millions don’t. Why?

Monday, 12 April

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Monday, 18 January

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Tuesday, 15 December

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Monday, 07 December

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Monday, 12 April

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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.

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Wednesday, 07 October

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Tuesday, 26 May

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Friday, 20 September

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Monday, 02 September

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