international

In Barcelona, Metzineres Creates a Social Model That “Fits Very Well”

Metzineres is a community for womxn using drugs and surviving violence in Barcelona. The “x” in the word womxn intentionally…

October 4, 2022

Australia’s Experiment With Prescription-Only Vapes Has Failed

The Australian government’s medical, prescription-only model for nicotine vaping was introduced on October 1, 2021, and has been a resounding…

September 30, 2022

“Democracy Will Die” If We Don’t End Drug War, Colombian Pres. Tells UN

Colombia’s recently inaugurated president told members of the United Nations on September 20 that “democracy will die” if global powers…

September 21, 2022

The Need for Tobacco Harm Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa must urgently embrace tobacco harm reduction, according to a new briefing paper published by Knowledge-Action-Change (KAC), a public…

September 19, 2022

How to Respond Sensibly to an Increase in Youth Vaping

For the past few years, the United States public health community has been amplifying irrational fears among certain sections of…

September 15, 2022

Colombia’s New President Wants to End the Drug War. Can He Succeed?

President Gustavo Petro of Colombia was sworn in on August 7. And he devoted much of his inauguration speech to…

August 9, 2022

The WHO Finds Alcohol Is Beneficial: Who Knew?

The Progressive movement established drug prohibition, including alcohol, in the early 20th century by utilizing racism and classism. Today public…

August 3, 2022

Life as a Vaping Advocate Under India’s Prohibition

In late 2019, the Indian government issued a ban on vaping products. The ordinance, originally announced by the finance minister,…

August 1, 2022

The EU’s Bizarre Plan to Beat Cancer by Protecting Cigarette Sales

It was widely reported at the end of June that the European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch, is proposing…

July 13, 2022

After Colombia’s Election, What Are the Prospects for Better Drug Policy?

Colombia’s federal election this month brought victory for Gustavo Petro, who is seen as the first left-winger to win the…

June 29, 2022