international

Why China Could Revolutionize Global Tobacco Harm Reduction

China has just amended its tobacco monopoly law to include e-cigarettes, as Filter reported. This means that vaping products and…

December 6, 2021

China’s Decision to Regulate Vaping Products Has Global Implications

China revealed on November 26 that it would officially regulate vaping products under its tobacco monopoly law. The decision has…

December 2, 2021

Responding to the 2022 Global Drug Survey Will Help Other Drug Users

The world's largest drug survey wants to know how you get high and why. You can fill out the Global Drug…

November 19, 2021

New Efforts to Make Top-Level Policy and Research Welcome Drug Users

As the oft-cited mantra “Nothing about us without us” suggests, the involvement of people who use drugs in drug research…

November 18, 2021

The WHO Gambled Behind Closed Doors With 200 Million Lives

Two United Nations Conferences of Parties (COP) took place last week—both with the ostensible goal of saving lives. But the…

November 16, 2021

Global Drug Policy Index Shines Light on Harm Reduction, Human Rights

Following the bouncing ball of international drug policies is an almost impossible task, as every variable imaginable can impact the…

November 15, 2021

Women’s Voices Among Those Absent at the Global Tobacco Control COP

Global tobacco control is deeply political, divisive, and reflects the prevailing gendered and other social hierarchies that influence policy and…

November 12, 2021

UK Will Send a Powerful Message by Allowing NHS to Prescribe Vapes

The UK has long been among the world’s leaders in tobacco harm reduction, and for years the country’s health authorities…

November 9, 2021

Ottawa Decriminalization Moves Accelerate Amid Shift to Meth

Ottawa may not have advanced as far as some neighboring municipalities—like Toronto or Montreal—when it comes to formal proposals for…

November 3, 2021

Experts Dismiss “Gimmick” of UK Cops’ Anti-Cocaine Spray

Police in the UK have come up with a new way of trying to deter the increasing number of people…

October 25, 2021