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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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Nicotine illiteracy threatens pouches’ harm reduction potential: report

Nicotine illiteracy threatens pouches’ harm reduction potential: report

Nicotine pouches have the potential to be a “credible, viable, and safer” alternative to deadly cigarettes, but nicotine illiteracy and a lack of research need to be addressed for the category to reach its ful...

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...

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‘No connection’ between how much one snuses and increased mortality

‘No connection’ between how much one snuses and increased mortality

A new study from Umeå University and the Karolinska Institutet has identified an increased risk of mortality among users of Swedish snus compared to non-tobacco users, but the supposed link may instead be rela...

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EU tobacco mortality: snus a ‘major factor’ behind Sweden’s low rates

EU tobacco mortality: snus a ‘major factor’ behind Sweden’s low rates

A new analysis of EU tobacco mortality rates reveals that snus use is a “major factor” in explaining why men in Sweden have a significantly lower chance of dying from tobacco-related illnesses compared to men ...

Regulations

Researchers warn against Norway’s new flavoured snus rules

Researchers warn against Norway’s new flavoured snus rules

A new report from Norway shows that banning flavoured snus could lead to fewer people choosing to quit smoking. In Norway, there is a political discussion about banning flavoured smokeless tobacco products ...

Health

New report reveals snus use patterns in Sweden

New report reveals snus use patterns in Sweden

A new report on snus use from Sweden's Central Association for Alcohol and Drug Information, CAN, shows that approximately 17 percent of the Swedish population used snus in some form in 2019.  Since 2013 CA...

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US study: most doctors falsely believe nicotine causes cancer

US study: most doctors falsely believe nicotine causes cancer

According to a new study from the USA, eight out of ten doctors incorrectly believe nicotine leads to cancer, heart, and respiratory diseases, when in reality these diseases are caused by the toxic substances ...

Science

Snus and harm reduction: urgent need to better inform the public

Snus and harm reduction: urgent need to better inform the public

If more people in Sweden and elsewhere knew that snus was less harmful than carcinogenic cigarettes, many lives could be saved, a series of new studies from the US about snus and harm reduction have found.   ...