Huge disruption has been caused by the evidence that non-combustible vaping and heated tobacco products and Swedish-style snus can have a game-changing impact on reducing death and disease from smoking. The advent of these products has disrupted industry thinking while governments have been trying to play catch-up with often knee-jerk and harmful revisions to tobacco control policies. But the disruption has been most keenly felt within the global public health community [Read More]
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.
Electronic cigarettes have attracted media and consumer attention for claims of their addictive nature, variety of flavours, and increased use among teens, sparking regulatory oversight and policies. A Penn State College of Medicine study suggests that these devices may help people decrease their dependence on combustible cigarettes — which contain an array of harmful chemicals called toxicants — without increasing their overall nicotine dependence.
A measure that would prohibit smoking and vaping in age-restricted Nashville bars and venues will be up for a vote in the Metro Council on Tuesday. Earlier this year, the state legislature passed a bill allowing cities to regulate smoking and vapor product use in age-restricted venues. The measure passed on first reading earlier this month. If passed Tuesday, the ordinance would need to pass once more before going to Mayor John Cooper.
Increasingly, young people around South Australia are starting to vape and schools are struggling to manage the illegal use and provide education surrounding the growing problem. And so, Encounter Youth - the largest provider of specialist Alcohol & Other Drug education in SA - has developed a program to provide preventative vaping education for high school students. More education surrounding vaping and e-cigarette use was not just requested by the educators, but by students as well.
It was announced in July that Matthew Holman, the director of the Office of Science in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), was stepping down to take a job with Philip Morris International. The departure comes amid a crisis for CTP as the agency continues to delay determining the fate of hundreds of thousands of e-cigarette products. In September 2020, e-cigarette manufacturers were required to (…)
Huge disruption has been caused by the evidence that non-combustible vaping and heated tobacco products and Swedish-style snus can have a game-changing impact on reducing death and disease from smoking. The advent of these products has disrupted industry thinking while governments have been trying to play catch-up with often knee-jerk and harmful revisions to tobacco control policies. But the disruption has been most keenly felt within the global public health community.
The WHO awarded a prize to Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO) on May 31, the International No Smoking Day. Although the official reason was the approval of a new Tobacco Law, it is evident that AMLO was prized for his five presidential decrees that ban the commercialization and importation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS e-cigarettes and heat not burn products).
Commercialization of ENDS has always been illegal in Mexico, but in 2015
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