The 2022 Reagan Udall Foundation evaluation of FDAs approach to tobacco highlighted a lack of coherent strategy. An expert group writes to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf with a proposed strategic framework for federal tobacco and nicotine regulation.
New Zealand is planning to introduce so-called ‘endgame’ measures, including the removal of nicotine from legally available tobacco. We examine and review the modelling used to justify the measure and find multiple fatal flaws.
The World Health Organisation continues to present misleading information about e-cigarettes that spreads doubt and confusion among the public, media and policymakers. This post reviews its latest Q & A and finds multiple errors of analysis, misleading statements, and obvious biases.
FDA has authorised 22nd Century to claim a reduced nicotine cigarette is a reduced risk product. This will spread confusion and divert smokers from better choices.
Twenty reasons to be sceptical about rules lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes – and what to do instead
Using regulation to remove nearly all the nicotine from cigarettes is similar in effect to a prohibition – with all that entails. That will trigger a wide range of responses by consumers and suppliers. These have barely been studied or understood.
I had an excellent conversation with Ethan Nadelmann, the founder of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance for his outstanding
Let’s have some debate on the future of tobacco, nicotine, tobacco control and the tobacco and vaping industry. Here are
International experts in tobacco policy say WHO is blocking innovation and wasting opportunities to save millions of lives
As the World Health Organisation’s World No Tobacco Day takes aim at low-risk alternatives to smoking, several international experts have
I am proud to be a co-author of a commentary published today in The Lancet: Nicotine without smoke: fighting the
Updated 2nd March, 2019. An email originating from a senior journalist at a national newspaper reached me indirectly this morning.