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 activities right now, as well as their future direction?
An article in an international news magazine describes what it calls “A damning review of e-cigarettes” – a description that doesn’t do justice to a major piece of academic work that is much more balanced than that suggests
A new report confronts the issues involved in broadening the appeal of tobacco harm reduction products in low- and middle-income countries, where smoking cessation arguably matters even more than it does elsewhere
It may have originated as an alternative means of administering nicotine, avoiding the dangers of smoking, but vaping technology has many other potential uses – most notably for the delivery of other kinds of drug
Conflict between public health concerns and political-economic interests seems to be the main reason behind an internal dispute between the Philippine delegation to COP9 and officials at the country’s Department of Health
When a driver dropped a lit cigarette into his lap it could have caused a tragic traffic accident: are such perils the real reason to quit smoking? And are facial injuries a key argument against e-cigs?
Advocates for e-cigarettes are often infuriated with the position taken by the World Health Organization towards vaping – but might there be some fair reason behind the WHO’s less-than-enthusiastic stance?
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
Could China, where most of the world’s e-cigarettes are made, actually be considering banning them? It could have major global repercussions for the whole vaping industry – and so, potentially, for levels of smoking – if it did. A gradual move towards a total e-cig ban was among the proposals put forward at the so-called […]
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 their long-term affects may be – your own view on the matter is likely to be shaped […]
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