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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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Friday, September 17, 2021
A new documentary by The New York Times traces the e-cigarette maker on its path from fledgling start-up to Silicon Valley juggernaut and, eventually, public health villain. Adam Bowen and James Monsees, by their own telling, set out to improve the lives of a billion people by getting them off cigarettes. But somewhere on the path from fledgling start-up to Silicon Valley juggernaut, their company, Juul, went tragically off course. Instead of upending Big Tobacco and hastening the end of smoking, Juul’s flavored e-cigarettes became a popular on-ramp for a new generation of nicotine addicts.
Friday, September 17, 2021
South Africa
Anti-tobacco and health groups have called on the government to introduce the long-awaited Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill – or to at least process the bill to Cabinet by the end of 2021. This follows recent reports by a tobacco watchdog and the BBC implicating multinational tobacco group British American Tobacco (BAT) in using ‘shady tactics’ to promote cigarette use in South Africa. The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill is expected to regulate the use, marketing, and sales of e-cigarettes or vapes in South Africa. These products are currently operating in a legislative vacuum.
Friday, September 17, 2021
United States
It's been a rough couple of weeks for the vaping industry. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) let a deadline for authorizing vape products pass without having processed millions of pending applications—effectively making those products illegal to sell. Then on Monday, House Democrats unveiled a funding plan for their $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill that would impose steep new excise taxes on nicotine-containing vaping liquid for the first time. The hope is that new taxes on vaping products—alongside massive rate increases on traditional cigarettes—will bring in $96 billion in revenue while deterring people from using either.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Philippines
SEN. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go stressed the need for stronger regulatory oversight of consumer goods, such as vapes and electronic cigarettes, that emit "toxic substances" to protect the public's health. He urged the Senate to carefully consider the potential impacts of e-cigarettes on people's health so evidence-based policies and programs can be developed during deliberations on Senate Bill 1951, which seeks to regulate the importation, manufacture, sale, packaging, distribution, use, advertisement, promotion and sponsorship of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
Friday, September 17, 2021
Internationally, smoking prevalence among people in prison custody (ie, people on remand awaiting trial, awaiting sentencing, or serving a custodial sentence) is high. In Scotland, all prisons implemented a comprehensive smoke-free policy in 2018 after a 16-month anticipatory period. In this study, we aimed to use data on medication dispensing to assess the impact of this policy on cessation support, health outcomes, and potential unintended consequences among people in prison custody.
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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