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"Next Time It Could Be You" - The McCarthyism in Tobacco Control (January 26, 2023)

At the end of November, an extraordinary episode caused outrage: the expulsion of Karl Erik Lund from a conference on e-cigarettes held in France. Dr. Lund is one of the world's most prominent researchers on tobacco harm reduction. Currently with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, he has published important papers about snus and has testified on behalf of plaintiffs suing the tobacco industry. He has received a preventative medicine award from the Norwegian Medical Association, among many other roles and accolades.

Tobacco Harm Reduction in Afghanistan: A Recipe for Improving Smokers' Health (January 11, 2023)

Almost three million Afghans smoke daily, the majority of whom are teenagers. Smoking is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Afghans every year. The previous Afghan government made significant efforts to control and reduce tobacco use through tobacco cessation policies and strategies. However, these policies were not effective in reducing the number of smokers and smoking-related deaths.

Tobacco Harm Reduction in Afghanistan: A Recipe for Improving Smokers' Health

ARI Newsletter November 2022 (January 10, 2023)

ISLAMABAD: Alternative Research Initiative (ARI) has launched Pakistan's first knowledge hub on ending combustible smoking. The knowledge hub - www.smokefeepakistan.org - provides latest data on the use of tobacco and the tobacco harm reduction.

ARI Newsletter November 2022

Smoking and health 2021: A coming of age for tobacco control? (January 09, 2023)

In 1962, when the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) published Smoking and health,1 tobacco smoking was the largest avoidable cause of premature death and disability in the UK. During the ensuing 6 decades the UK has moved from being a global leader in tobacco consumption to a global leader in tobacco control,2 and the subsequent reduction in smoking prevalence by about 75% from 1962 levels is widely regarded as evidence of success.

Smoking and health 2021: A coming of age for tobacco control?

Harm Reduction (January 09, 2023)

A State Medical Society member of PRI recently requested information on the value of vaping as a harm reduction solution to tobacco use. There is considerable information, pro and con, with respect to the subject of vaping and PRI was unable to give its member Medical Society an informed answer. Accordingly, the PRI Board decided to retain an expert with respect to vaping and related issues.

Harm Reduction

2022 Index Ranking Report (January 03, 2023)

The 2022 Index is the result of a process of company research, scoring, and ranking conducted by the Index Research Partner2 over the two-year review period from 2019 to 2021. As described in the Index Methodology report, the Index methodology is based on a set of 35 indicators organized under six categories of company actions and performance.

2022 Index Ranking Report

2023 Vape Predictions | 17 Top Experts Share Their Thoughts (December 21, 2022)

Predicting the future of vaping can be hard - but whether you're in industry, research or advocacy, it's also key to making effective decisions. So every year we invite top experts from different countries, continents and fields to use their unique insight and expertise to peer into the future of vaping. (The extent of geography also means there is a bit of a switch between British and American spelling!)

2023 Vape Predictions | 17 Top Experts Share Their Thoughts

United States public health officials need to correct e-cigarette health misinformation (December 16, 2022)

Health misinformation is harmful as it can cause confusion and sow mistrust regarding the adoption of public health recommendations and policies. We provide examples of e-cigarette misinformation promoted by the United States public health officials, which have persisted despite new data challenging the validity of the original assertions.

United States public health officials need to correct e-cigarette health misinformation

Can alternative nicotine products put the final nail in the smoking coffin? (December 15, 2022)

This review describes the evolution of smoking prevalence in countries with relatively high adoption of alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes, heated tobacco, and snus compared to neighboring countries where these products are less prevalent.

Can alternative nicotine products put the final nail in the smoking coffin?

Free Vapes for Pregnant People Who Smoke, in UK Council Program (December 13, 2022)

In a bid to address health inequality and family poverty, a council in the United Kingdom will soon be handing out free vapes to pregnant people who smoke. Lambeth Council, a local authority in South London, already runs pregnancy smoking cessation services, which include behavioral support, counseling and access to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) like patches.

Free Vapes for Pregnant People Who Smoke, in UK Council Program

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ترک سگریٹ نوشی میں مدد گار متبادل، ارشد رضوی

ترک سگریٹ نوشی میں مدد گار متبادل، ارشد رضوی
سگریٹ یا تمباکو نوشی کے نقصان دہ اثرات کے بارے میں ستر سال قبل ہونے والی ایک سٹڈ ی میں بتایا گیا تھاتب سے اب تک دنیا میں کروڑوں لوگ تمباکو سے متعلق بیماریوں کے باعث موت کی تاریک وادی میں جا چکے ہیں


صحت، تمباکو اور ریونیو، ارشد رضوی

صحت، تمباکو اور ریونیو، ارشد رضوی
تمباکو نوشی کا انسان سے رشتہ بہت پرانا ہے۔ تمباکو اور اس سے متعلق مصنوعات کی طویل تاریخ ہے جو 6000سال قبل مسیح میں ملتی ہے۔مقامی امریکیوں کے بارے میں کہا جاتا ہے کہ انہوں نے پہلے تمباکو کی کاشت شروع کی اور یہ 6000سال قبل مسیح میں ہی ہوا۔


انسانی صحت اور عالمی ادارہ صحت، ارشد رضوی

انسانی صحت اور عالمی ادارہ صحت، ارشد رضوی
اگر عالمی ادارہ صحت کچھ مختلف طرزِ عمل اختیار نہیں کرتا اور تمباکو پالیسی میں جدّت کو قبول نہیں کرتاتو ادارہ دل، کینسر اور پھیپھڑوں کے امراض میں کمی کے اہداف کے حصول میں بہت پیچھے رہ جائے گا۔


جو فرد سگریٹ نوشی ترک کرنا چاہتا ہے اس کی نیکوٹین کی طلب اور نفسیات کو سامنے رکھتے ہوئے کونسلنگ کی ضرورت ہے، ڈاکٹر احسن لطیف

جو فرد سگریٹ نوشی ترک کرنا چاہتا ہے اس کی نیکوٹین کی طلب اور نفسیات کو سامنے رکھتے ہوئے کونسلنگ کی ضرورت ہے، ڈاکٹر احسن لطیف
اگر ہم چاہتے ہیں کہ سگریٹ نوشی ختم ہو جائے تو سگریٹ پینے والوں کواس بارے میں تمام بحث میں سب سے آگے ہونا چاہئے تاکہ وہ اپنی ضرورتوں کا خیال رکھ سکیں۔


ما قبل کورونا اور ما بعد، ارشد رضوی

ما قبل کورونا اور ما بعد، ارشد رضوی
کورونا کے مابعد اثرات میں ایک خوفناک ترین اثر بڑے پیمانے پر دنیا کی آبادی کے ایک بڑے حصے کا خطِ غربت سے نیچے گِرنے کا اندیشہ ہے جس کے نتیجے میں بے روزگاری اور غربت میں غیر معمولی اضافہ ہو گا۔








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