Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Things that make you go hmm…

    The World Health Organisation has been under a lot of pressure the last two weeks; first with the issuance and eventual revision of its Q&A Detail on E-Cigarettes and then with the Coronavirus outbreak in China that is spreading globally. For the purposes of this blog, we are going to focus on the WHO FCTC…

  • India’s e-cigarette ordinance regressive, will harm millions of smokers, consumer body says

    DELHI:  One of India’s leading consumer advocacy groups has slammed the government following the passing of ordinance prohibiting the manufacture and sales of e-cigarettes in India, stating that it is a black day for 11 crore (approximately 110 million) smokers in India who have been deprived of safer options. The Association of Vapers India (AVI),…

  • Still blowing smoke in Asia: the region’s failure to embrace tobacco harm reduction efforts continue

    Over half a billion smokers live in Asia, and Asian countries have some of the highest per capita smoking rates – and some of the highest numbers of smoking-related deaths – in the world. Given the staggering damage to its citizens’ health that smoking is responsible for you’d think that regional governments would be eagerly…

  • Switch to vaping campaign launched in Australia

    The first ever Australian campaign that encourages adult tobacco smokers who can’t or won’t quit to switch to vaping to reduce the harm from smoking has been launched in Australia. The campaign – “Switch2Vaping” – has been developed by leading Australian tobacco harm reduction advocates at a time when data from Australia’s latest National Health…

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- February 18, 2020

The great vape debate: are e-cigarettes saving smokers or creating new addicts? https://t.co/XDoUMPQTU4
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- February 18, 2020

AUSTRALIA: Clever OZ media POV paints ENDS and HNB as the villains, despite recent findings by UK scientists statin… https://t.co/lfEaWW5d6y
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- February 13, 2020

RT @FarsalinosK: If you want to get an idea on the level of science published for e-cigarettes and the way journals respond to seriously pr…
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- February 12, 2020

HEALTH REPORT: 8 in 10 young adults feel safe vaping despite EVALI outbreak https://t.co/CfWWaTkqc8
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