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How Germany is smoking other countries in e-cigarette regulation

HANDELSBLATT: Regulations-heavy Germany has taken a surprisingly lax stance on e-cigarettes and vaping laws. It’s the right approach, writes a policy analyst.

რა დგას თამბაქოს კონტროლის კანონის უკან?

TABULA: 2018 წლიდან თამბაქოს კონტროლის შესახებ კანონში ცვლილებები შევიდა. ცვლილებების თანახმად, გამკაცრდა თამბაქოს მოწევისა და რეალიზაციის არეალი, თამბაქოს კონტროლის სფეროს მარეგულირებელი კანონქვემდებარე ნორმატიული აქტები, თამბაქოს ექსპორტი და იმპორტი. კანონში ასევე აღნიშნულია, რომ ცვლილებები ემსახურება „თამბაქოს კონტროლის შესახებ“ ჯანმრთელობის მსოფლიო ორგანიზაციის ჩარჩო კონვენციის ამოცანებისა და პრინციპების შესრულებას.“.

כך נפחית את המחלות מעישון – בלי להיגמל מניקוטין

CALCALIST: CCC Senior Fellow Jeff Stier comments on Israeli media about the potentials for harm reduction.

The Senseless War on Snus

SPIKED: In 1990, after a recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UK banned snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product. Popular in Scandinavia, snus (Swedish for ‘snuff’) is sold in little prepackaged white pouches, which are commonly put underneath the upper lip. Unlike dry snuff or dipping tobacco, you don’t need to spit it […]

E-Cig Players Respond to FDA Crackdown

CSP: And the Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Choice Center said the FDA must act on the issue of underage youth and vaping, but said the agency should not forget the benefits of e-cigarettes for adult smokers.

FDA tightens marketing standards for top-selling Juul e-cig, cites eBay sales to youths

WINSTON SALEM JOURNAL: Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, said the FDA announcement can be “a potentially positive step if the action signals its ability to at once enforce existing laws preventing sales to minors, while at the same time making sure that adult smokers are aware that products, like Juul, are significantly less […]

Winston-Salem Journal Editorial Quotes Consumer Choice Center

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Plus, “The FDA concedes that a ban on today’s cigarettes could have significant unintended consequences, leading to compensatory smoking, where smokers inhale more dangerous chemicals in an effort to get the nicotine they crave,” according to Jeff Stier, senior fellow with the advocacy group Consumer Choice Center.

The FDA is working to reduce nicotine in cigarettes

YNET: Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, an American non-profit organization that promotes the public’s interest in health and environmental issues, and a world expert on smoking damage said: “The FDA announcement is well-intentioned but misses the mark.”

E-cigs for quitting smoking? A cautious thumbs-up from American Cancer Society

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: The pro-e-cig advocacy group Consumer Choice Center said Wednesday that “given the growing body of evidence in the U.S. and around the world that suggests the need to support the use of lower-risk nicotine products to quit smoking, the ACS was forced to either stubbornly continue its opposition to e-cigarettes, or lose their […]

Jeff Stier to FDA: Give IQOS a chance

MED PAGE TODAY: Jeff Stier of the advocacy group Consumer Choice Center told the panel that despite the limitations and uncertainties in the data presented by PMI, the studies all suggest that the product is safer than cigarettes.

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