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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 case study,” says Patrik Strömer, Secretary General ...

Regulations
David Jones legalise snus

UK should legalise snus ‘now’: MP

UK should legalise snus ‘now’: MP

Citing the impact of snus on helping reduce smoking levels in Sweden, Conservative Party MP David Jones has called for the UK to “legalise it now” as part of an expected overhaul of UK tobacco legislation. ...

Health
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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 ...

Health

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...

Regulations

Nicotine alternatives ‘crucial’ to UK quit smoking efforts: report

Nicotine alternatives ‘crucial’ to UK quit smoking efforts: report

A new report from Public Health England (PHE) had found that nicotine alternatives such as e-cigarettes and snus can play a “crucial” role in reducing the health burden caused by cigarette smoking. The repo...

Opinions
Patrik Strömer

‘Blatant moralism’ behind campaign against tobacco-free nicotine products

‘Blatant moralism’ behind campaign against tobacco-free nicotine products

As Sweden waits for a decision on how to regulate of tobacco-free nicotine products, Helen Stjerna, Secretary General of A Non Smoking Generation, has criticised the category in a debate article. Patrik Ströme...

Opinions
Margaritis Schinas

‘EU cancer plan should take inspiration from Sweden’

‘EU cancer plan should take inspiration from Sweden’

The new EU cancer plan still equates cigarettes with snus and other smokeless tobacco products -- despite scientific evidence to the contrary --  meaning its €4bn budget risks being misspent, snus manufac...

Health

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...

Health

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...