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Royal College of Physicians
28th June 2016
Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction

Type: Working party report
Status: Current
Date:  28 April 2016

This report aims to provide a fresh update on the use of harm reduction in tobacco smoking, in relation to all non-tobacco nicotine products but particularly e-cigarettes. It concludes that, for all the potential risks involved, harm reduction has huge potential to prevent death and disability from tobacco use, and to hasten our progress to a tobacco-free society.

Related: The next steps in the long journey to tobacco harm reduction

Key recommendations

Smoking is the biggest avoidable cause of death and disability, and social inequality in health, in the UK.

Most of the harm to society and to individuals caused by smoking in the near-term future will occur in people who are smoking today.

Vigorous pursuit of conventional tobacco control policies encourages more smokers to quit smoking.

Quitting smoking is very difficult and most adults who smoke today will continue to smoke for many years.

People smoke because they are addicted to nicotine, but are harmed by other constituents of tobacco smoke.

Provision of the nicotine that smokers are addicted to without the harmful components of tobacco smoke can prevent most of the harm from smoking.

Until recently, nicotine products have been marketed as medicines to help people to quit.

NRT is most effective in helping people to stop smoking when used together with health professional input and support, but much less so when used on its own.

E-cigarettes are marketed as consumer products and are proving much more popular than NRT as a substitute and competitor for tobacco cigarettes.

E-cigarettes appear to be effective when used by smokers as an aid to quitting smoking.

E-cigarettes are not currently made to medicines standards and are probably more hazardous than NRT.

However, the hazard to health arising from long-term vapour inhalation from the e-cigarettes available today is unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from smoking tobacco.

Technological developments and improved production standards could reduce the long-term hazard of e-cigarettes.

There are concerns that e-cigarettes will increase tobacco smoking by renormalising the act of smoking, acting as a gateway to smoking in young people, and being used for temporary, not permanent, abstinence from smoking.

To date, there is no evidence that any of these processes is occurring to any significant degree in the UK.

Rather, the available evidence to date indicates that e-cigarettes are being used almost exclusively as safer alternatives to smoked tobacco, by confirmed smokers who are trying to reduce harm to themselves or others from smoking, or to quit smoking completely.

There is a need for regulation to reduce direct and indirect adverse effects of e-cigarette use, but this regulation should not be allowed significantly to inhibit the development and use of harm-reduction products by smokers.

A regulatory strategy should, therefore, take a balanced approach in seeking to ensure product safety, enable and encourage smokers to use the product instead of tobacco, and detect and prevent effects that counter the overall goals of tobacco control policy.

The tobacco industry has become involved in the e-cigarette market and can be expected to try to exploit these products to market tobacco cigarettes, and to undermine wider tobacco control work.

However, in the interests of public health it is important to promote the use of e-cigarettes, NRT and other non-tobacco nicotine products as widely as possible as a substitute for smoking in the UK.




Taxing sugary drinks
28th June 2016
Pro's and con's of taxing sugary drinks.  We think once again the "health nazi's" have gone too far.



Michigan
20th June 2016
To rescue Detroit's school district from potential insolvency, Michigan is turning to a familiar playbook.

It will shift more than a quarter of the state's $250 million annual payment from tobacco companies to Detroit schools. The move is the latest in a long line of tapping the legal settlement when the governor and lawmakers are in a pinch for money.

What else is new it is always about the money?

Microsoft
20th June 2016
Microsoft Corporation, one of the world’s biggest tech companies, is looking to help support the cannabis industry by assisting states in keeping track of plant sales.

Pennsylvania
20th June 2016
Pennsylvania lawmakers want to sue Big Pharma for the growing number of people addicted and dying from pain medication and heroin.


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Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Published on 2016-06-29 23:06:07.
Website: Frank Davis

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Published on 2016-06-29 20:40:11.
Website: Netzwerk Rauchen e.V.

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Published on 2016-06-28 23:07:07.
Website: Frank Davis

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Published on 2016-06-28 11:31:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Tour de vis dans nos parcs ...

Published on 2016-06-28 01:17:51.
Website: Accueil

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The Class War on Smokers

Published on 2016-06-27 23:10:09.
Website: Frank Davis

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Four More Lawsuits Filed Against FDA to Block its E-Cigarette Deeming Regulations

Published on 2016-06-27 10:37:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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17,410,742 UK Smokers

Published on 2016-06-26 23:23:31.
Website: Frank Davis

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Published on 2016-06-26 14:05:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Chaos For Months

Published on 2016-06-25 23:03:50.
Website: Frank Davis

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Ignore the children

Published on 2016-06-23 14:42:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Let's Vote Leave, Eh?

Published on 2016-06-23 05:59:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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A Review Of A Billion Lives ... I Didn't Hate It

Published on 2016-06-21 22:01:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Tough Times At Puddlecote Inc

Published on 2016-06-21 19:14:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Guest post: State government not seeing the light on vaping

Published on 2016-06-21 13:11:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The pub champion?

Published on 2016-06-20 12:27:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Pediatrics "Gateway" Article Author Hiding Conflicts of Interest with Big Pharma; Drug Companies Have Gotten More than their Money's Worth

Published on 2016-06-20 10:01:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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Jamie Vardy on caffeine and nicotine

Published on 2016-06-18 10:13:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Democracy Rules

Published on 2016-06-18 10:00:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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RTS - La Première: "Comment lutter contre la "science poubelle"?

Published on 2016-06-17 01:41:25.
Website: Accueil

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Gerard Hastings in the spotlight

Published on 2016-06-16 12:27:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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Don't decriminalise, legalise

Published on 2016-06-16 10:01:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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End Of An Error

Published on 2016-06-16 09:00:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Why Must the American Cancer Society Continue to Lie to the Public? This Time, They Do So in Coordinated Fashion

Published on 2016-06-16 01:10:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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It's not beer advertising when we do it

Published on 2016-06-15 13:06:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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ASH Attempts To Grind Vaping Into The Dirt

Published on 2016-06-15 11:44:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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Loi sur le tabac renvoyée par les Etats

Published on 2016-06-14 22:53:58.
Website: Accueil

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Moving the goalposts on malnutrition

Published on 2016-06-14 12:06:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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The Blind Fanaticism Of ASH Wales

Published on 2016-06-13 20:17:00.
Website: Dick Puddlecote

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New Pediatrics Study Provides Absolutely No Evidence that E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Smoking

Published on 2016-06-13 10:00:00.
Website: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

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The WHO is very concerned about Syria

Published on 2016-06-10 10:34:00.
Website: Velvet Glove, Iron Fist

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