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Sudhanshu Patwardhan

Nicotine misconceptions: Sudhanshu Patwardhan on causes, consequences, and potential cures

Nicotine misconceptions: Sudhanshu Patwardhan on causes, consequences, and potential cures

Snusforumet catches up with Dr. Sudhanshu Patwardhan to learn more about the harm reduction expert’s recent paper on nicotine pouches and why nicotine misconceptions are so widespread. Patwardhan – also known as Dr. Sud – is a British-Indian medical doctor...

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Harm reduction key to solving Asia tobacco crisis: report

Harm reduction key to solving Asia tobacco crisis: report

Wider adoption of harm reduction strategies could help solve the Asia tobacco crisis, bringing important public health gains to a region with 60 percent of the world’s smokers and 4 million smoking related dea...

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Japan cigarette sales

Japan cigarette sales plummet after launch of safer alternatives

Japan cigarette sales plummet after launch of safer alternatives

Offering a less-harmful alternative to deadly smoking has prompted a drop in to buy fewer cigarettes, sending cigarette sales down by 34 percent. “Japan has the makings of a great tobacco harm reduction ca...

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Clive Bates

Beating cancer: Clive Bates on what the EU got wrong about tobacco

Beating cancer: Clive Bates on what the EU got wrong about tobacco

The European Commission recently released it’s much anticipated plan for beating cancer. While the goals are admirable, the EU Beating Cancer plan is plagued by a “fundamental error” when it comes to tobacco a...

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MEPs largely clueless about nicotine: survey

MEPs largely clueless about nicotine: survey

A recent survey of members of the European Parliament reveals at least a third of MEPs have no knowledge of new nicotine products. And up to one in five believe that some new nicotine products are as risky as ...

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Snus Commission slams EU’s Beating Cancer Plan

Snus Commission slams EU’s Beating Cancer Plan

EU policymakers are guilty of spreading “fake news” about the true causes of cancer in their recently released Beating Cancer Plan, a Swedish group has claimed. In a sharply worded letter to the European Co...

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Swedish MPs slammed for plan equating nicotine pouches with cigarettes

Swedish MPs slammed for plan equating nicotine pouches with cigarettes

A student organisation close to Sweden’s centre-right Moderate Party has sharply criticised two of the party’s MPs for seeking to tax tobacco-free nicotine pouches in the same way tobacco.  Martin Berg...

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Snus and harm reduction: why smoking is down more in Norway than Australia

Snus and harm reduction: why smoking is down more in Norway than Australia

Norway and Australia boast some of the world’s toughest tobacco regulations. But only one country has succeeded in virtually eliminating smoking among young people. And evidence suggests the availability of sn...

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New report on snus as a quit smoking aid

New report on snus as a quit smoking aid

More and more people are interested in how Swedish snus can be used as an aid to quit smoking. The latest report on the subject, from Tove Sohlberg and Peter Wennberg, two researchers at Stockholm Universit...