The UK government is launching a major programme to reduce smoking in the country. As part of the programme, one million smokers will receive free e-cigarettes. First up are pregnant smokers and smokers...
The Ministry of Social Affairs' decision to change the mandate of the FHM and the National Board of Health and Welfare to have a clear focus on harm minimisation for smokers was welcomed.
The government clarifies the importance of emphasising the relative risks between different nicotine products in the study preceding the next ANDTS strategy.
OPINION. Our authorities claim that harm minimisation for smokers does not work, and that the decline in the Swedish smoking rate is due to our generous paternity leave. Yes, that is actually what they have said.
THR SUMMIT SPAIN. Nearly 700 people participated online as doctors met researchers, activists and health scientists in a discussion on e-cigarettes and the role of technology in smoking cessation and harm reduction.
Smoking, but also alternative nicotine products, are associated with problems in Swedish municipalities. At least a majority of Sweden's local politicians think so, according to a survey by Demoskop.
Young people were more inclined to smoke after San Francisco banned flavours in e-cigarettes. "The ban has created incentives to smoke instead of vejpa," researchers say.
Arbitrary, harmful to public health and unjustified. The Moderates firmly reject the government's proposal for a flavour ban on e-cigarettes.
Taste bans, taxes and restrictions. These are the key words to summarise the 1TP8 Year 2021. But that's not the whole truth - 2021 has opened up many opportunities!
Restrict marketing - but not flavours and introduce harm minimisation in tobacco policy. Three political youth organisations give their opinion on new nicotine products.
"The Non Smoking Generation has an attitude towards freedom of expression that has no place in a democratic society," says Réka Tolnai, President of the Centre Party Youth Association.
"It should be a criminal offence to buy, sell or give away cigarettes to someone who is underage," says Angelica Lundberg (S&D).