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Harm Reduction

Nos últimos 15 anos, testemunhamos o surgimento de muitas tecnologias de redução de danos no campo do consumo de nicotina: cigarros eletrônicos, dispositivos que não queimam calor e o sucesso do snus. Enquanto milhões de fumantes descobriram uma maneira menos prejudicial de consumir nicotina e instituições de pesquisa líderes mundiais como o Royal College of Physicians chegaram à conclusão de que essas tecnologias são até 95% menos prejudiciais do que o cigarro tradicional, muitos reguladores nacionais, partes de a comunidade de saúde pública e a OMS e sua FCTC continuam condenando a nicotina como um todo e se recusam a apoiar a redução de danos.

O Consumer Choice Center apoia a ideia da redução de danos do tabaco (THR), abrindo caminho para inovação no mercado e oportunizando aos consumidores tecnologias alternativas que permitam uma maneira menos prejudicial de consumir nicotina. Promovemos as ideias de legalizar propagandas, marketing e o poder de escolha do consumidor no que tange inovações que diminuam os danos, como cigarros eletrônicos, produtos que não queimam calor e snus.

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The Myth of the Vaping Crisis is Sparking a New War on Flavored Nicotine Products – And That Harms Consumers

Washington, D.C. – In the lull after impeachment, members of the U.S. House are pushing a bill to eradicate entire categories of flavored nicotine products. This sweeping ban would target menthol tobacco, flavored cigars, snus, and vaping products. Yaël Ossowski, Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director, said “The goal is...

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The Myth of the Vaping Crisis is Sparking a New War on Flavored Nicotine Products – And That Harms Consumers

In the backdrop of a very busy Congress, members of the U.S. House are pushing a bill that would eradicate entire categories of flavored nicotine products. This sweeping ban would directly harm consumers who use menthol tobacco, flavored cigars, snus, and vaping products by outlawing the products they use...

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Yes, The FDA Is In Trouble, But The New York Times’ Prescription Would Make It Worse

The FDA’s failures are a result of too much regulatory dithering and bureaucracy. Yet the Times’ prescriptions for change would just increase the dose. A recent New York Times editorial about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reflects a systematic weakness at the once-venerable Gray Lady: The members of the editorial...

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E-Zigarette: Dem süßen Dampf eine Chance geben

E-Zigaretten und „Heat-not-burn“-Produkte erlauben weniger schädliche Wege Nikotin zu konsumieren, geraten allerdings zunehmend unter politischen Druck. Von unserem Gastautor Bill Wirtz. Sie sehen aus wie USB-Sticks oder Feuerzeugasbehälter, riechen oft süß und stoßen manchmal große weiße Wolken aus. Viele Ex-Raucher machten den Sprung weg vom Glimmstängel zu E-Zigaretten. Dieses dampfende...

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Trump’s Vape Pod Ban is Just Another New Year’s Hangover

Washington, D.C. – As millions of Americans awoke on New Year’s Day, we learned the Trump Administration and the FDA will soon present a ban on all flavors except tobacco and menthol in pod-based vaping devices. Though the ban is not as sweeping as first rumored, it will still...

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Trump’s Vape Pod Flavor Ban is Just Another New Year’s Hangover

Trump’s Vape Pod Flavor Ban is Just Another New Year’s Hangover Washington, D.C. – As millions of Americans awoke on New Year’s Day, we learned the Trump Administration and the FDA will soon present a ban on all flavors except tobacco and menthol in pod-based vaping devices. Though the ban is not...

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Vaping ban in Alberta would harm public health

Alberta should rise above the vaping hysteria and follow harm reduction principles when developing regulations on e-cigarettes. There’s a panic brewing about the use of e-cigarettes following reports by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that hundreds vapers in the US have contracted severe lung injuries, with a handful...

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Consumer Choice Centre warns against hasty vaping ban

A group that advocates on behalf of consumers in Canada and the U.S. is warning legislators not to be too hasty banning vaping. The Consumer Choice Center is responding to the growing list of illnesses, including a case in London where a teen suffered a severe respiratory disease that health officials...

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Politicians are scapegoating e-cigs for harm they haven’t done

When there’s an outbreak of deaths or illnesses from injected street drugs, do public health authorities demand diabetics and doctors stop using syringes? Of course not. Yet a host of public officials — from President Trump to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to members of the Squad — are taking just...

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Trump’s proposed ban on vape flavors may not stop teens from vaping, experts warn

“Are we not to learn anything from the current THC hash oil acute lung illness situation?”  asked Jeff Stier, a senior fellow and tobacco harm reduction advocate at the free market Consumer Choice Center. “We don’t want consumers adding stuff to their e-cigs. And we don’t want more sophisticated black-market...

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Federal e-cigarette removal proposal brings cautious celebration, warnings of overreach

Some free-market advocates say they believe Trump is overreacting to the vaping and lung illness connection. “Trump needs to know the fact that adult smokers are switching en masse to these new reduced-risk products and they’ve been proven to be 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes,” said Yaël Ossowski,...

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Trump Administration Takes Aim at E-Cigarettes

Yaël Ossowski, deputy director of the Consumer Choice Center, said the Trump administration needs to follow the facts. “The fact is that the technological revolution that is happening today with vaping is giving people a less harmful alternative to consume nicotine, the stimulant alkaloid that smokers are actually addicted to....

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Before President Trump acts on vaping, someone please give him the facts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:Yaël OssowskiDeputy DirectorConsumer Choice [email protected] Before Trump acts on vaping, someone please give him the facts Washington, D.C. – According to U.S. health secretary Alex Azar, President Trump convened a policy meeting today to discuss the future of regulations on vaping and e-cigarettes. Yaël Ossowski, Deputy Director of the Consumer Choice...

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The EU’s war on harm reduction is in full swing

In 2020, the Netherlands will host the ninth conference of parties of the so-called WHO-FCTC treaty. During this conference, world leaders and public health advocates discuss the ways in which smoking prevalence can be curbed. However, these same advocates haven’t just made their policies about actual tobacco, but also...

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