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sCOPe Livestream 8 - 12 November 2021

Previous to the COVID pandemic, CAPHRA had been making plans to rent a room at a nearby hotel to the FCTC COP9 meeting and then have THR consumers, and any experts who were available for press calls, meetings and question and answer sessions. This was to be our response for being shut out, once again, from the proceedings yet being available to the media, who inevitably, would also be shut out. 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, September 21, 2021
A 2016 Health Ministry study showed that at least 600,000 children between 11- to 18-years-old in Malaysia are vaping. This is an unacceptable number, and begs the need for a new and stronger Tobacco Act. Decisions are currently being made about vaping in Malaysia, which has long-term harms, without adequate public scrutiny during this Covid-19 pandemic. In today’s column, we examine the facts of vaping, how invisible policy decisions can damage the lives of Malaysians, and propose three solutions.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
The World Health Organization has introduced to the world Florence, their digital health worker who is determined to help you quit tobacco. The 24/7 virtual health also shares WHO public health messages and recommendations on tobacco and Covid-19. After a short conversation via video or text, Florence, WHO’s AI health worker, can help you build your confidence to quit smoking, make a plan, and recommend toll-free quitlines or apps.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Imperial Brands PLC, parent company of ITG Brands of Greensboro, said Monday it is expanding the rollout of its heat-not-burn traditional cigarette in Europe. The group is making its Pulze device and iD heat sticks available throughout Greece. It also is testing the products in the Czech Republic. “Insights from Greek consumers... will help inform the potential for further launches in a focused number of European markets,” Imperial said. Heated tobacco products account for more than 10% of the total tobacco sector in Greece.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
A new epidemiology paper - the good kind of epidemiology, not the kind that says bacon is as bad for your health as plutonium or that coffee strained through a cheap paper filter increases lifespan - found that smokers get less COVID-19. The claims were made using results from a school of 700 teachers and pupils and their families in a section of France with high levels of COVID-19. Only about 7 percent of smokers were infected while the rate among non-smokers was 400 percent higher. Obviously that's not an endorsement of smoking, smoking kills. It is, like alcohol, a known carcinogen. The benefit, the authors say, is derived from the nicotine, not the cigarettes. Smoking kills people, but nicotine does not.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
To make big vapour cloud with your e-cigarette, you first need to get hold of a clearomizer or an atomizer that lets you inhale directly. We’ve talked a lot about direct inhalation on the site already. It just means inhaling the vapour directly into your lungs without holding it in your mouth first. Just like smoking with a shisha, direct inhalation means you can hold a large volume of vapour in your lungs and create a huge cloud. But be careful, because direct inhalation uses a lot more e-liquid.
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

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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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

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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

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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

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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 to the FCTC COP9 meeting and then have THR consumers, and any experts who were available for press calls, meetings and question and answer sessions. This was to be our response for being shut out, once again, from the proceedings yet being available to the media, who inevitably, would also be shut out. 

Because of COVID, that plan was axed as most of us in Asia Pacific are still under

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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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Wednesday, 07 October

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

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Tuesday, 26 May

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

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