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NSP | 10 October 2014  Read more...

Guide to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control meeting (Moscow, 13-18 October 2014)
This meeting is the Sixth Conference of the Parties (COP-6) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This convention is WHO’s primary instrument for addressing the health impact of tobacco use internationally. This briefing provides information on discussions about electronic cigarettes and background documentation.

Clive Bates | 14 September 2014  Read more...

WHO position on ENDS - a critique of the use of science and communication of risk
A new paper is published today: WHO position on ENDS: a critique of the use of science and communication of risk (PDF) written and researched by Clive Bates at Counterfactual.
We have grown accustomed to WHO and the FCTC Secretariat taking a negative approach to tobacco harm reduction - seeing only risks and threats, and little of the real world potential, while covertly planning an offensive against e-cigarettes through the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Neil McKeganey | 28 August 2014  Read more...

Scary Monsters. Have health professionals started a new moral panic over e-cigarettes?
There are few things more powerful than the narrative of fear. The concern that something may be harming us in ways that we might have been unaware, and that action should be taken to limit its occurrence, is a foundational tablet of interventionist public policy. The narrative of fear can be equally strong when it comes to new items that emerge in our social world and about which we know relatively little.

Gerry Stimson | 26 August 2014  Read more...

Statement on Tuesday´s publication of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Report on e-cigarettes
WHO’s mission is to save lives and prevent disease but once again it is exaggerating the risks of e-cigarettes, while downplaying the huge potential of these non-combustible low risk nicotine products to end the epidemic of tobacco related disease.

  • Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has more than tripled among students in Poland, according to research led by Maciej Goniewicz, [...] “Our research suggests that e-cigarette use is rapidly increasing among youth in Poland,” said Dr. Goniewicz. “This study adds to a growing body of evidence that e-cigarette use is increasing not only among adult smokers, but also among adolescents around the world. 
    2014-10-22 | newswise.com

    • Poland
    • Research
    • Study
  • Tiny Uruguay may not seem a likely front line in the war of the quit smoking brigade against Big Tobacco. But the Latin American country has unwittingly found itself not just in the thick of that battle, but in the middle of an even bigger fight – that of the rising opposition to international free trade deals. Philip Morris is suing Uruguay for increasing the size of the health warnings on cigarette packs, [...]
    2014-10-22 | independent.co.uk

    • International
    • Tobacco
  • Non-smokers who live with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study. The researchers found that living with smokers is the same as living in smoke-free homes in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing or London. They said moving to smoke-free homes could have major health benefits for non-smokers. 
    2014-10-22 | bbc.com

    • Research
    • Smoking
    • Study
  • British American Tobacco (BAT) has reported an accelerated decline in the number of cigarettes sold, citing economic pressures on smokers around the world to rein in spending. The maker of Pall Mall and Dunhill cigarettes said it sold 495 billion cigarettes in the nine months ended Sept 30, a 1pc fall from the year earlier, citing weakness in Russia, Vietnam, Brazil, Poland and Canada.
    2014-10-22 | telegraph.co.uk

    • Tobacco
    • U.K.
  • Almost everybody in Germany knows what e-cigarettes are, and almost 10 percent of 16-to-19-year-olds have tried them – about the same rate as tobacco smokers in this age group. [...] “In Germany, we are currently not witnessing a substitution of tobacco cigarettes by e-cigarettes,” says Dr. Martina Pötschke-Langer, who heads the Cancer Prevention Unit at the DKFZ and commissioned the survey. 
    2014-10-22 | healthcanal.com

    • E Cigarettes
    • Germany
  • There has been some movement within the industry. This month, the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina said it "does not condone the use of child labor" and said tobacco growers and farm labor contractors should not employ workers under 16 years old. Philip Morris International, which limits the type of work children can do on tobacco farms, says it would like to see stronger U.S. regulations in this area.
    2014-10-22 | abcnews.go.com

    • International
    • Tobacco
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