Just as there is no point in winking at somebody in the dark; there is no point in trying to sell somebody a new product whose advantages are kept hidden from view.
A fall in cigarette sales in South Korea has been put down to price increases and tobacco control policies, but a switch to vaping must also have played its part.
KT&G has launched a hybrid product that appears to combine elements of heat-not-burn and electronic-cigarette technologies.
E-cigarette developments, including emerging scientific evidence, will contribute to a report on the Tobacco Products Directive that the EU Commission is required to submit in 2021.
It is surely not okay for a country to manufacture and export a product that is seen to be too unhealthy for use by domestic consumers.
If smokers are to be put off switching to alternative methods of nicotine consumption by the publication of scientific evidence, that evidence needs to be robust – and contested if necessary.
The policy of restricting vaping in the same way as tobacco smoking is restricted stems from lazy thinking and threatens to inflict serious negative health impacts.
The chair of the New Nicotine Alliance does well to remind us that an individual’s humanity can become obscured by placing her in a pigeon-hole – in this case one marked ‘vaper’.
A proposed blanket ban on vaping in Hong Kong would greatly reduce the options open to adult smokers wanting to quit their habit.
Organizers are inviting abstracts for oral and poster presentations at the 2019 Global Forum on Nicotine.