A housing authority in the US required to ban the consumption of combustible tobacco products on its premises has thrown out too vapor products and even smokeless tobacco.
A predicted drop in cigarette sales in South Korea this year is being put down to higher taxes, smoking restrictions and graphic health warnings.
Hong Kong’s Food and Health Secretary believes that vaping might be more harmful than smoking; so people there are free to smoke but risk jail if they vape with nicotine liquids.
Since Australia was the first country to require standardized tobacco packaging, its policy initiative was largely a shot in the dark. Others now have evidence on which to judge such policies.
Possibly the most worrying finding from a recent poll is that 80 percent of Australians believe the government would ignore evidence if it contradicted a preferred policy.
One of the tasks of the US Food and Drug Administration’s new Nicotine Steering Committee will be to ‘examine the evolving science behind the agency’s evaluation of … NRTs’.
Researchers often try to discover whether smoking is pleasurable or not by asking questions of smokers, but the only way truly to get to the bottom of this would be for them to try it.
The EU Commissioner for Health has raised an interesting question. Can you prevent consumers receiving misleading information about vapor products by banning advertising?
A minister in Indonesia seems to have a ‘puzzling’ attitude to traditional cigarettes; the consumption of which he appears to champion over the use of vapor products.