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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,...
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...
Nicotine caps in e-cigarettes are at the center of the policy debate in Utah, once again. The Utah Department of Health announced earlier this week that it intends to cap nicotine limits in closed-system electronic cigarettes...
Experts at Global Forum on Nicotine 2021 say public health, tobacco control must unite in fight against smoking-related deaths, diseases International public health specialists, scientists, medical practitioners, tobacco control experts, industry and investment analysts and consumers...
Dr. Patt Denning has been a leading harm reduction advocate for over 30 years. A co-founder of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center (HRTC) in Oakland/San Francisco, she is also a highly influential author. Her first book, Practicing Harm...
In the USA, states have enjoyed decades of revenue from the sale of tobacco cigarettes.  The money was supposed to repair some of the damage smoking has done. In reality, it has been largely frittered away. The source...
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As far as inflection points go, the U.S. vaping industry has met its share of turmoil over the past few years. Yet, the industry still manages to hold on. But what’s next for vaping as...
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...
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...
N. Carolina becomes the first state to sue vaping giant (2019) It was a pivotal public health crisis in America before the Covid-19 pandemic -- and then we stopped talking about it. E-cigarettes became ubiquitous in high...