Archives: Seminars

Disposables, Enforcement gaps and the danger to the reputation of vape in the UK

In this pre-recorded presentation released ahead of the Summit, Tim Phillips will examine the extraordinary growth trajectory of disposable e-cigarettes and provide a valuable insight in to how consumers and market are responding to the changing product and regulatory environments.  The session will examine the latest data from both the UK, and other major vape… Read more »

Why is the MHRA E-cigarette notification scheme essential for the short and long-term protection of public health?

In this session Craig Copland will outline the regulatory processes that the MHRA undertake, including how notification data supports an important regulatory and enforcement purpose.  Craig will discuss factors contributing to the rapid rise of disposable e-cigarettes and the essential  collaborative relationship with Trading Standards and other regulatory bodies including European regulators.  Finally this session… Read more »

Panel Discussion and Q&A: Who wins with THR?

How does supporting THR impact the image of the tobacco industry? Can THR be successfully incorporated into global tobacco control? Will the desire and demand for nicotine always outstrip the ability of countries to enforce bans?

The end of what?

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there” (Lewis Carroll). This strategy advice given by Alice to the Cheshire Cat should be inscribed on every tobacco law, policy document, and activist pamphlet. The emergence of the ‘endgame’ strategies begs the question, the end of what? And what does that… Read more »

Tobacco Harm Reduction in Southeast Asia-Challenges and Opportunities

Many Southeast Asian countries continue to struggle with the epidemic of smoking. While evidence for tobacco harm reduction (THR) interventions are compelling, they have not been effectively and widely adopted by the countries in the region for a variety of reasons. At the policy level, some countries have banned THR products outright while others have… Read more »

Tobacco Harm Reduction: too serious a matter to be left to the tobacco industry

The WHO/FCTC defines tobacco control as resting on three pillars: tobacco demand reduction, tobacco supply reduction and tobacco harm reduction (THR). While the treaty amply covers the first two (with articles and guidelines for their implementation), it is silent on the third, THR. This has created a vacuum that the tobacco industry has opportunistically exploited,… Read more »

The smoking endgame and youth vaping in New Zealand

Regular adult smoking rates in New Zealand have declined almost 40% between 2019 and 2022 to only 9% of adults, tripling the rate of decline achieved over the previous 10 years. These dramatic declines have been accompanied by a rapid rise in vaping, and there are now more people who vape in New Zealand than… Read more »

E-cigarettes and tobacco control in Great Britain: Where are we now and why

Alongside an historic plan to create a smokefree generation, the UK Prime Minister has announced an 8-week public consultation to consider actions to crack down on youth vaping and ensure the law is enforced.  The consultation will run until 12 December and will consult on several options to deliver the most appropriate and impactful steps. … Read more »