Hong Kong: 35K UK Vaping Tourists Could Risk Jail

Hong Kong: 35K UK Vaping Tourists Could Risk Jail

Last October, a Hong Kong Official had announced a complete ban on e-cigarettes and other innovative tobacco products, in an unexpected U-turn by the government. In June 2018, Hong Kong’s lawmakers had proposed more sensible regulations that would have banned the...
Politics and Tobacco Harm Reduction: Things Congress Mix Up

Politics and Tobacco Harm Reduction: Things Congress Mix Up

When has prohibition ever worked? The U.S. federal government tried it with the ban on alcohol and, until recently, politicians and policymakers started to see the failure of the so-called war on drugs. The great American novelist Mark Twain once wrote: “Prohibition...
CO: New State Law will Allow for Local Nicotine Taxes

CO: New State Law will Allow for Local Nicotine Taxes

According to a national database that tracks tobacco taxes, a pack of cigarettes costs an average of $5.26 in Colorado, in comparison to $10 in New York. The state ranks 39th on the list of states with the highest taxes on cigarettes, and smoking rates have been on...
NNA: UK Health Professionals Need Education about Nicotine

NNA: UK Health Professionals Need Education about Nicotine

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) last year alone, 400,000 people gave up smoking in England, which leaves 6.1 million smokers or 14.9% of the population. That’s down from a 15.5% rate in 2016 and 19.8% in 2011. Based on these data, the PHE has...

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