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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

Why Aren’t We Celebrating the End of Teenage Smoking?

When I was a teen in a small Midwestern town in the 1970s, the US high school smoking rate was…

September 12, 2022

New Paper Calls for “Middle-Ground” Approach to Vaping Regulation

Four highly regarded tobacco control scholars are calling for a policy agenda on e-cigarettes that balances curbing youth use with…

September 7, 2022

UK Program Will Pay People to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy

Pregnant people will be offered vouchers worth up to £400 (almost $500) to quit smoking in a pilot scheme in…

August 29, 2022

High-Nicotine Vapes Don’t Increase Nicotine Use Compared With Smoking, Study Finds

A new study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research suggests that vaping products with higher nicotine levels are more effective…

August 17, 2022

I’m 79 and in Prison. Cigarettes Have Shaped My Life.

Tobacco settles the nerves, relaxes the body, quiets the mind. A mild, pleasant high. I'm not making any scientific or…

August 16, 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

Global Forum on Nicotine Seeks to Accelerate Harm Reduction for All

At a hotel in central Warsaw, hundreds of public health experts, consumer advocates for safer nicotine alternatives, industry representatives and…

June 24, 2022