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I Switched From Vaping Back to Smoking, Thanks to India’s Government

I remember fumbling with the lighter so much that a friend had to light my first smoke for me. I…

January 25, 2021

NYC Public Housing Residents Denounce Crackdown on Smoking in Their Own Homes

"You either become somebody who lays down and takes it, or you just get to that point that you can't…

January 14, 2021

Tobacco Harm Reduction’s Prospects Under the Biden Administration

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will assume the offices of president and vice president at a time of great societal…

January 6, 2021

My Study of Providing Vapes to Unhoused Smokers in Ireland

While I was volunteering at an Irish homelessness service called Dublin Simon Community a couple of years ago, I helped…

December 7, 2020

Burning Issues: A Call to Liberate Vapes and Vapers

“Tobacco harm reduction is good public health and health promotion, starting with the people who matter: smokers and those who…

December 1, 2020

The Price of Silence: Women, Tobacco and Clinical Gaps in India

As I wait to interview respiratory physicians in a high-end private medical clinic in Chennai, a sprawling metropolis in the…

November 23, 2020

COPD Patients Who Switch From Smoking to Vaping See Long-Term Benefits

Researchers at the Center of Excellence for the Acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR*) in Catania, Italy have just published a…

November 9, 2020

The Birth of Harm Reduction Informs the World’s Need for Safer Nicotine

It was 1986 in the UK. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, and in wood-paneled rooms near the Houses of Parliament,…

November 5, 2020

The Unfolding Tragedy of India’s Vape Prohibition

Born and raised in Mumbai, Aditi Sharma now lives in Pune, a sprawling city in the western Indian state of…

October 22, 2020

Study: Vaping Looks Like a Gateway Out of—Not Into—Smoking

In the United States, federal agencies and private organizations have pushed the narrative that the use of e-cigarettes threatens to…

October 21, 2020