Blogs

Harm-reduction strategies: how much action lies behind the talk?

Written by Barnaby Page || 1st June 2022 || Blogs |

Most tobacco companies are keen to be seen supporting the concept of harm reduction, especially through reduced-risk products like e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn and pouches. But how far is their support for the idea actually having an effect on their...

Are worries over novel products distracting from the real problem?

Written by Barnaby Page || 19th May 2022 || Blogs |

Speaking at the launch of the seventh edition of the Atlas, US public health scholar Jeffrey Drope suggested that new nicotine technologies are “a huge distraction” which have “confused governments, the public health community and the public” ...

How has the ban on vaping imports gone down Down Under?

Written by Aidan Semmens || 26th June 2020 || Blogs |

Health minister Greg Hunt this week announced a ban on all e-cigarette imports except under medical prescription – effectively a total vaping ban in a country where imports were previously the only legal way to get e-cigs...

An unwanted faceful of secondhand vapour meant a dash to hospital

Written by Aidan Semmens || 19th January 2020 || Blogs |

While feelings run high on both sides of the great debate over e-cigarette flavours, has one vital – potentially even life-threatening – factor been largely overlooked? My sister was recently rushed to hospital after being “vaped over” (her...

What have LGBTQ youngsters in particular got against vaping?

Written by Aidan Semmens || 17th January 2020 || Blogs |

How harmful is vaping to the user’s health? While the global scientific jury is still very much out on that one – and, face it, e-cigarettes haven’t been around long enough for anyone to know for certain what...

Are e-cigs really more dangerous to kids than guns or combustibles?

Written by Aidan Semmens || 16th January 2020 || Blogs |

A story published by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (“in partnership with The Daily Mail”, so investigative credentials already perhaps a little tarnished) purports to expose a “loophole” in UK advertising rules that “lets Juul advertise to children...