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PUSH FOR TOTAL BAN ON E-CIGGIES
Authorities should ban both heat-not-burn tobacco and e-cigarettes, as it is misleading to say the former is healthier than the latter, Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health said.
UKRAINE POISED TO PASS AN ANTI-VAPING LAW THAT WILL INCREASE HARMS
Although Ukraine is often perceived as one of the least free countries in the world, it is more liberal than many when it comes to accessing alcohol, for example, or methadone. And yet, as in many other countries, our political dynamic around e-cigarettes is anything but positive.
DESPITE DATA, WHO’s WAR ON TOBACCO ALTERNATIVES CONTINUES
Despite mounting scientific evidence in support of these products, in 2019 the Secretariat for the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control urged member parties “to remain vigilant towards” novel tobacco harm reduction products.
WHY THE WHO IS WRONG ABOUT VAPING
The health institution’s anti-vaping approach set out in its latest report on the global tobacco pandemic is scientifically unjustified and will cost lives.
CYTSINE VS VARENICLINE FOR SMOKING CESSATION: RESULTS FROM A NONINFERIORITY TRIAL
Results from a study published in JAMA fail to demonstrate the noninferiority of cytisine compared with varenicline as a smoking cessation agent. Although cytisine was better tolerated by patients, varenicline was associated with greater likelihood of continuous smoking abstinence.
NON-INVASIVE BRAIN STIMULATION MAY REDUCE SMOKING FREQUENCY IN NICOTINE-DEPENDENT SMOKERS
A new systematic review of randomized controlled trials has found evidence that non-invasive brain stimulation may reduce smoking frequency (number of cigarettes per day) in nicotine-dependent smokers.
STORY OF THE WEEK
REGULATE US, VAPING INDUSTRY PLAYERS TELL GOVERNMENT
The vaping industry has become a flourishing business in Malaysia but until today, there have not been any specific regulations governing the sale and use of vapes and electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).