4 December 2022

Five brief reasons why prohibition fails on all counts.


2020 Q & A on nicotine science and policy

It mostly focuses on nicotine vaping as an alternative to smoking, but most of the argument also applies to heated tobacco products, modern smokeless tobacco and new oral nicotine products.


Tobacco Harm Reduction Calendar

See critical dates in the tobacco and public health year

What is happening in England

Policy, legislation, data, politics, advocacy

The critic’s guide to bad vaping science

Plain language guide to questioning the science of e-cigarette studies


Tobacco control cannot cope with very low risk nicotine - and groups like @ama_media are self-evidently going nuts and embarrassing themselves. Low risk nicotine breaks their fear-based, punitive, restrictive, and stigmatising playbook. And they don’t know what else to do.

Daily smoking in Australia fell from 11% in 2019 to 8.3% in 2023. This may be due to the rise in daily vaping from 1.1% to 3.5%. Australia now severely restricts legal #ecigs, but adults found what helped most. Vaping was used in 32% of attempts to quit/cut down (NRT was 17%).

@SmokeFreeFdn My prediction?
Vapers will not go to the doctor to get a prescription and then the pharmacist
They will continue to get their lifesaving supplies from the illicit market
Vaping rates will increase and smoking will continue to fall
The illicit market will thrive

Let's clarify, tracked = Cstore sales, big tobacco have contracts to control shelf space.
23 approved products/26 mil apps = .0000008 approval rate. The majority of the denials are all small businesses that serve the open source sector. The process is absolutely absurdly onerous

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