Category: News

By nosmoke / October 26, 2022 / News

5th Scientific Summit on Tobacco Harm Reduction: What is next?

For more than 70 years we know that smoking is detrimental to health and that the best approach is never smoking, and the second best is quit smoking. But what […]

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By nosmoke / October 6, 2022 / News

The value of Health Economics perspectives to assess THR

The session discussed how health economics can contribute to policies and whether government policies may use taxation or other financial tools to modify consumers behaviours and encourage the substitution of […]

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By nosmoke / September 28, 2022 / News

Challenges & best practices in smoking cessation: global experiences

Smoking is an addictive behaviour and quitting without assistance is very hard. Smoking cessation clinics can help, but it is not always straightforward how to develop and sustain a comprehensive […]

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By nosmoke / September 28, 2022 / News

Ethics and Harm Reduction perspective in tobacco control

Smoking cessation and prevention remain the most impactful, cost-effective interventions in medicine, but the global burden of smoking is still growing. Could Tobacco Harm Reduction become a game changer? Should […]

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By nosmoke / September 26, 2022 / News

THR challenges & prospect: From scientific evidence to people’s needs satisfaction

A common goal of all SCOHRE members is to start an open and constructive dialogue to help come up with a better approach to the global burden of smoking, to […]

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By nosmoke / September 26, 2022 / News

Smoking disparities within low smoking prevalence countries

Although smoking prevalence has decreased globally in the last decade, smoking is still the largest cause of preventable disease and premature death worldwide. In countries that have achieved lower smoking […]

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By nosmoke / September 22, 2022 / News

How can we encourage harm reduction while protecting youth from adopting the use of nicotine?

Using a nicotine vaping product remains the most popular aid used in a quit attempt, and there is strong evidence that these products are effective for smoking cessation and reduction. […]

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By nosmoke / September 22, 2022 / News

Evidence-based policy making, politics & society: The case of Tobacco Harm Reduction

In theory, policies are based on facts and values, but they also must take into consideration governance, culture, pre-existing frameworks etc. Regarding scientific issues, successful engagement in “evidence-based policymaking” requires […]

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By nosmoke / September 21, 2022 / News

Current challenges that governments face in smoking control – Panel discussion

There is a growing trend today to adopt Harm Reduction Strategies as a complementary strategy to smoking cessation and smoking prevention and to evaluate Tobacco Harm Reduction as another pillar […]

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By nosmoke / September 21, 2022 / News

Current challenges that governments face in smoking control – the New Zealand case

New Zealand is considered a success story in smoking control. Implemented in 1990, its comprehensive Smoke-Free Environments Act was very progressive and fully embraced a harm reduction approach to smoking. […]

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