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In the News December 8th

Thursdays News at a glance: NNA at the APPG on E-Cigarettes – Vaping at the Crossroads – Please allow me to introduce myself – Undermining Tobacco Control – US Surgeon General: World’s Most Dangerous Man? – Bad science, poor insights and likely to do harm – Surgeon General’s Report on E-Cigarettes is Scientifically Dishonest – Lies, damn lies, and statistics -E-cigarettes help smokers quit, so why crack down on them? – Smoking, alcohol sales restricted – Can China’s Smoking Ban Stick? – Snuff Out Deadly Tobacco Rules – E Liquid Market Analysis – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Thursday, 8 December 2016

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“E-Cigarettes and Young People”

Dr Christopher Russell: Of the many issues addressed by the U.S. Surgeon General in his report on “E-Cigarettes and Young People”, published today, I find the following paragraph characterises an attitude that is, for whatever reason, negligent of the work conducted by so many scientists in the UK, Europe and the United States on the potential for e-cigarettes to reduce substantially more harm than they cause.

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In the News November 7th

Mondays News at a glance: 87 per cent of UK councils are ignoring advice from PHE – Enfield, A Beacon In A Morass Of Local Insanity – Consistently inconsistent – Changing how YOUR Council sees vaping – The Shocking State of Local Authority Vaping Policy – #COP7FCTC – After all journalists were BANNED – Experts urge WHO to back THR strategies at CoP7 – A THR Expert Group to advise delegations – The war on what, exactly? – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller – To vape or not to vape – Investigators Botch Study Results – What conflict of interest accusations really mean – Experts nicely “SLAM” lack of honest and relevant snus information from Sweden – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Monday, 7 November 2016

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THR Expert Group at WHO FCTC

Dr. Christopher Russell Today, I’m at the 7th Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in New Delhi, India. I’m here as part of a Tobacco Harm Reduction Expert Group with Dr Konstantinos

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Vapers Helping Smokers to Quit

Vapers Helping Smokers to Quit Dr Christopher Russell Hi everyone, if e-cigarettes have helped you to quit smoking, I’m writing to ask for your help. Later this week I’m travelling to Delhi, India to take part in discussions at the

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In the News November 2nd

Wednesdays News at a glance: Do we need another 20 years? – WHO tobacco meeting – could the FCTC do something useful on vaping? – Vapers Helping Smokers to Quit – Director Aaron Biebert replies to my review of A Billion Lives – The sole motivation for smoking doesn’t have to be nicotine – E-Cigarettes Can’t Shake Their Reputation as a Menace – Vapor Shop Appreciation Day – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Wednesday, 2 November 2016

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In the News September 23rd

Fridays News at a glance: Adam Smith vs The Morality Police – Big Brother finds stuff – Scientist’s career threatened by anti-tobacco organization – The UN Is Coming for Your E-cigs – FDA Violated Ethics Rules – How the FDA Manipulates the Media – Public Health England responds to readers’ e-cig concerns – Vapers in India Expose Lies By the Government – Japan Tobacco to roll out e-cigarette – E-cigarette users view smoke-free areas as okay for vaping – Nicotine Science and Policy Daily Digest – Friday, 23 September 2016

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