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

Government missing opportunity with e-cigarettes, 2018 The Science and Technology Committee publishes its Report, E-cigarettes (PDF). The Report reviews the current evidence base on the harmfulness of e-cigarettes compared to conventional cigarettes and looks at the current policies on e-cigarettes, including in…

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

No Fire, No Smoke: the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Report 2018 Every six seconds someone dies from a smoking-related disease and the problem is likely to worsen; the steep smoking declines in richer countries are slowing while in…