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The Big Tobacco Control playbook

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]

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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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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
A new study recently published in BMJ highlighted that smokers with mental health disorders are not sufficiently represented in clinical trials regarding smoking cessation.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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 (…)
Monday, 01 August

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. 

Tuesday, 29 March

As part of my preparation work for the next Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction report, which is due out in November, I was reading Professor Virginia Berridge’s book Demons: Our Changing

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Wednesday, 17 November

In a previous blog, I described a particularly absurd situation regarding tobacco control paranoia about the industry. An anti-smoking NGO operating in Southeast Asia announced an anti-smoking

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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

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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

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Thursday, 09 June

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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Thursday, 25 November

E-cigarette product regulation requires accurate analyses of emissions. User behavior,

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Thursday, 16 September

Previous to the COVID pandemic, CAPHRA had been making plans to rent a room at a nearby hotel

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Wednesday, 25 August

Within the U.S. public health community, the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH),

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Monday, 12 April

Def. Sea change or sea-change is an English idiomatic expression which denotes a

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