Tag Archive for tobacco

The ENDS justifies the ends

You would think that a product with the potential to save a billion tobacco-related deaths this century without costing tax-payers a penny would be universally welcomed by governments and the global public health community. You’d be wrong. Startling revelations from…

Druglink article 2012 – Ten years on by Colin Brewer

Back in 2001, Colin Brewer made some predictions in Druglink about future developments for medical treatment. So what happened? Ten years on (PDF) A decade ago, I began my article by considering vaccines that could be tailor-made to block the effects of most misused…

Druglink article 2014 – Money talks by Max Daly

How successful are attempts to incentivise service users towards better health? The use of incentives to reward people for taking positive action, in the field of public health, is a relatively new and untested development in the UK. One of the first trials took place in…

Health – tobacco

Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England, 2017 Outlining plans to reduce smoking in England, with the aim of creating a smoke-free generation | DoH, UK Cost of smoking to the NHS in England: 2015 Data on the cost…

Tobacco

What is tobacco? Tobacco is the dried leaves of the plant that grow in many parts of the world. The main active ingredient is nicotine. Most tobacco used in this country comes from America and is sold as cigarettes. Cigars…

Tobacco control

CLeaR local tobacco control assessment, 2017 Guidance for local authorities, public health bodies and the NHS on using ‘deep dive’ self-assessment tools to improve their tobacco control work | PHE, UK Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England, 2017…