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


So strange that #Australia, which has long been at the forefront on #harmreduction policies re illicit drugs, is radically anti-HR re #tobacco & #nicotine. Its experience is a lesson for others.
@jacobgrier @ColinMendelsohn @Clive_Bates @WHO @AlexWodak

To be honest, @GizelleBaker of @PMIScience gave the best answer of #GFN2024.

Q. Should we trust tobacco industry science?

No. Trust isn’t part of science, it’s about scepticism and scrutiny.

We shouldn’t “trust” any science and that applies to tobacco control academics too.

I hope @EquitySRNT members are paying attention. Are you for the Australian or New Zealand approach to smoking and vaping? Because if you are interested in results for indigenous people, there’s definitely something to see here.

@GFNicotine @Clive_Bates @ArielleSelya @RobertoSussman Thank you for the @GFNicotine #GFN24 discussion, particularly the calls to action at the end, including:

Dig in to post-publication criticism, such as at @PubPeer (eg see link)

Support consumer orgs like @CASAAmedia @NNAlliance !!

Next up it's Clive Bates and Arielle Selya's panel exploring the good, the bad and the ugly THR science that has come out in the past 12 months - featuring Gizelle Baker and Roberto Sussman, you won't want to miss this!

Watch this session online👉

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