Dealing with uncertainty – how can the precautionary principle help protect the future of our children? Working document (EUR/04/5046267/11, 28 April 2004) prepared by WHO Secretariat for the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Budapest, June 2004 “We will develop initiatives in our countries to give greater emphasis in all relevant programmes to the need to prevent the exposure of...
André Calantzopoulos, executive chairman of Philip Morris International (PMI), made a bold claim to investors in February. A “smoke-free future” was within reach, said the boss of the company behind Marlboro, the world’s top-selling cigarette. On July 9, he made what he hopes will be a big stride towards that future. After months quietly talking to the inhaler-maker Vectura, his...

Utah Pushing For Nicotine Caps To “Protect Minors”

Nicotine caps in e-cigarettes are at the center of the policy debate in Utah, once again. The Utah Department of Health announced...

Advancing safer alternatives to nicotine

Experts at Global Forum on Nicotine 2021 say public health, tobacco control must unite in fight against smoking-related deaths, diseases International public...

“I Rarely Vape Until Cocktail Hour”—Patt Denning’s THR Journey

Dr. Patt Denning has been a leading harm reduction advocate for over 30 years. A co-founder of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center (HRTC)...

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook ‘Subjective in Manipulation of Algorithms’ to Censor Conservatives

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before a House committee on Wednesday will be “the first of many.” Blackburn described...

Facebook Is Taking Steps to Safeguard Canada’s Oct. 21 Federal Election

Political advertising rules that were implemented elsewhere are now in effect Facebook is bringing its political advertising tools and rules to Canada in advance...

Concerns over social media effects on teenagers are overblown and lack...

Concerns over how social media impacts teenagers’ wellbeing and quality of life have been overblown and are not supported by solid...

Teenage Brains May Be Especially Vulnerable to Marijuana and Other Drugs

Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults. Adolescents and teenagers...

Vaping nicotine, smoking cannabis can affect teens’ sex life, school marks:...

Young users of cannabis or vapes are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour, the study warns. Teenagers who smoke cannabis...

Yesterday’s Clean Sweep for Drug Policy Reform Suggests That Prohibition May...

Ballot initiatives continue to reverse marijuana prohibition while making the treatment of other drugs less oppressive and more tolerant. It may be...
Opinion: Why are our politicians ignoring experts on booze and drugs? Every day since COVID-19 struck, we’ve been told that evidence matters, that we need to listen to the scientists and researchers. Yet, when it comes to drugs, our provincial and municipal governments figure they know better and pay little or no attention. It seems they’d rather give people what they...
Experts want to know why the agency approved a questionable Alzheimer’s drug but has withheld full approval from Covid vaccines. Gregg Gonsalves feels guilty. Now a professor at Yale’s School of Public Health, Dr. Gonsalves remembers standing with other AIDS activists outside the Food and Drug Administration headquarters in the 1980s, accusing the agency of murder for not approving medications...

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