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


@phil_w888 @Politics_co_uk @Michelle_CRUK @CR_UK The negatives of the Vaping proposals are summarised in this thread @grannylouisa and @Clive_Bates
My v brief summary
1) Possible switch from Vaping to Smoking
2) Black market could emerge
3) Enormous cost burden on the least able to pay
4 -ve messaging

Anyone who thought the increase in tax on #vape liquid was a good idea when announced by @Jeremy_Hunt should read this and absorb just how many unintended consequences it will lead to

UK Vaping Duty consultation - my response.

A £1,000 annual tax on quitting smoking the most cost-effective way. A muddle of flawed reasoning, overlooking multiple perverse unintended consequences.


@HMRCgovuk @hmtreasury

🎙️CASAA Live🎙️
During our recent recap, CASAA CEO @Hello_Alex talks about one of the most compelling moments he witnessed while attending the 2024 E-Cigarette Summit. Unsurprisingly, that moment came from the honorable @Clive_Bates.

Watch the full episode here:

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