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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

Māori Women Benefit From a Harm Reduction Approach to Smoking

Smoking rates among Indigenous peoples have remained stubbornly high around the world, despite stigmatizing anti-smoking campaigns and massive increases in…

October 15, 2020

COVID and Vaping: A Perfect Storm of Misleading Science and Media

Seven months and more than a million deaths into the pandemic, scientists around the globe still don’t understand why some…

October 14, 2020

Youth Vaping Declines, But the CDC Clings to Its “Epidemic” Narrative

On September 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their latest findings on vaping prevalence among youth.…

October 5, 2020

Life as a Criminalized Vapes Dealer in Buenos Aires

Natalia is sitting in a leather chair in the corner of her office. “I need stealth,” she says, insistently. She’s…

September 29, 2020

Majority of Surveyed Doctors Misattribute Tobacco Harms to Nicotine

Government fearmongering and crackdowns on nicotine vaping products have likely contributed to widespread ignorance about the difference between the harms…

September 15, 2020