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

Impact assessment: E-cigarettes: a developing public health consensus, 2016 Joint statement on e-cigarettes by Public Health England and other UK public health organisations | PHE, UK Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction, 2016 A new report released today from the…

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

NCI Tobacco Control Monograph Series 21 – The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control, 2017 This monograph, a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and WHO, examines the current research and evidence base surrounding the economics of tobacco control—including tobacco…