Articles tagged with Harm reduction

Regulations
Czech EU presidency Petr Fiala

Czech EU presidency puts focus on tobacco harm reduction

Czech EU presidency puts focus on tobacco harm reduction

The six-month Czech EU presidency, which kicks off in July 2022, is set to create a forceful proponent of tobacco harm reduction within the EU as the bloc forges ahead with efforts to draw up new tobacco regulations. The Czech Republic took over the Presid...

Regulations
Danish nicotine ban Danmark kan förbjuda alla nikotinprodukter för unga personer

Danish nicotine ban under fire: ‘discrimination and desperate symbolism’

Danish nicotine ban under fire: ‘discrimination and desperate symbolism’

A proposed Danish nicotine ban that would prevent anyone born 2010 or later from ever buying nicotine products has been slammed by critics for being discriminatory and ineffective Currently, Denmark has an ...

Opinions
Bengt Wiberg EUforSnus Harm Reduction Heroes

Bengt Wiberg: one inventor’s fight to legalise snus in the EU

Bengt Wiberg: one inventor’s fight to legalise snus in the EU

In the first instalment of Snusforumet's Harm Reduction Heroes series, Snusforumet catches up with Bengt Wiberg, a Swedish entrepreneur whose passion for snus has spawned a global movement to legalise snus in ...

Health
Hjärt- kärlsjukdom

Study: Snus use has no impact on cardiovascular disease risk

Study: Snus use has no impact on cardiovascular disease risk

A new study from the United States reveals that the risk of cardiovascular disease among snus users is no higher compared to people who have never used tobacco. Habitual smokers run an increased risk of dev...

Regulations
Ayesha Verrall Smokefree 2025 Action Plan New Zealand

New Zealand Smokefree 2025 Action Plan ‘shouldn’t overshadow’ harm reduction progress

New Zealand Smokefree 2025 Action Plan ‘shouldn’t overshadow’ harm reduction progress

New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 Action Plan, which will outlaw smoking for the next generation, has angered many tobacco harm reduction advocates. But Patrik Strömer of the Association of Swedish Snus Manufacture...

Regulations
flavour ban vape zyn nicotine pouches

Flavour ban ‘uncertainty’ clouds BECA tobacco harm reduction win

Flavour ban ‘uncertainty’ clouds BECA tobacco harm reduction win

A special committee of MEPs has adopted language acknowledging tobacco harm reduction as part of a sweeping set of recommendations to guide the EU’s fight against cancer. But concerns about a widened flavour b...

Regulations
UK WHO FCTC COP9

FCTC COP9: All eyes on UK as pressure mounts over WHO harm reduction stance

FCTC COP9: All eyes on UK as pressure mounts over WHO harm reduction stance

Amid a growing chorus calling for the WHO to drop its opposition to tobacco harm reduction, many are pinning their hopes on a post-Brexit UK to challenge the status quo at the upcoming FCTC COP9 meetings. F...

Opinions
anti-smoking McCarthyism

‘Anti-smoking McCarthyism’ behind Sweden’s lack of tobacco harm reduction leadership

‘Anti-smoking McCarthyism’ behind Sweden’s lack of tobacco harm reduction leadership

Fears of being vilified via anti-smoking McCarthyism from “abstinence-only ideologues” have kept Sweden and other governments from fully supporting tobacco harm reduction policies and products like snus and ni...

Opinions
martin cullip.non-combustible

Is the vision of a non-combustible tobacco industry within reach?

Is the vision of a non-combustible tobacco industry within reach?

Leading tobacco companies are moving away from cigarettes toward safer, non-combustible products. But ironically, anti-smoking crusaders continue to block efforts to provide consumers with safer alternatives, ...