English tobacco control plan embraces tobacco harm reduction - world first

Positive…

The Department of Health (UK/England) today released its tobacco control plan for England: Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England (PDF)

The embrace of vaping and other low-risk alternatives to smoking runs through the text. This is probably the first significant government policy paper anywhere that recognises and pursues the opportunities […]

Anti-vaping zealots write flat-earth letter to The Times

A remarkably self-regarding letter is published in The Times (London) today. The writers are reacting with hostility to the outstanding Royal College of Physicians report, Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction, and the very positive editorial in The Times (Vaping Vindicated) that followed its launch.

In my view, their letter is truly dreadful, but it […]

Blending evidence and empathy - a new guide to e-cigarettes

“a new worldwide high point in the blending of evidence with empathy”

I would like to draw your attention to a really excellent new briefing on e-cigarettes from the UK National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training … this is version 2, February 2016.

Electronic cigarettes: A briefing for stop smoking services > PDF […]

TPD implementation – maximising harm by going beyond the minimum

Caption contest: the hills are alive with the sound of…

It’s hard to keep up with the public health madness in Europe. Not content with creating the worst EU Directive ever made, laden with unintended consequences, many member states are now working hard on compounding their error by gold-plating the directive’s wholly unjustified costs, […]