The ECJ, politically charged, opposes harm-reduction

In January last year, the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA) appealed against the 1992 EU-ban on the smokeless tobacco snus. Snus is powdered tobacco, often sold in pre-packed bags of the size of an index finger, which the users place on the upper lip. It is sometimes confused with snuffed tobacco, which is legal. Snus does […]

You, the taxpayer, pays for your own nannies

At the beginning of the EU Health Policy Platform annual meeting, Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, held an energetic speech against the practice of smoking tobacco. He pointed out that he believes the idea that harm-reduction through e-cigarettes, as it is currently practiced in the UK for instance, is nonsense. He doesn’t […]

Quoted by VSK Newsroom

VSK Newsroom quoted me on the introduction of plain packaging legislation in the Netherlands. Click down below to read the full article, or find it on their website.

Quoted by MedicalFacts

The Dutch medicines website MedicalFacts quoted me on the introduction of plain packaging legislation in the Netherlands. Click down below to read the full article, or find it on their website.

Qui a peur de la vape?

Cet article a été rédigé avec Yaël Ossowski. Pour la deuxième fois en deux ans, nous avons été présents dans la tribune publique d’une conférence des Nations unies à Genève lorsqu’un haut fonctionnaire de l’ONU nous a dit que tous les membres des médias et du public devaient être exclus des débats. Cette occasion particulière […]

Le tabagisme dans les films sera-t-il bientôt interdit ?

Ceux qui ont regardé le film “Thank You For Smoking” se souviendront peut-être de la façon très divertissante dont est racontée l’histoire de militants de la lutte antitabac, manifestant pour plus de réglementation, ainsi que de lobbyistes du tabac qui essaient de sauver leur industrie. Afin de raconter cette histoire et de garder les téléspectateurs […]

Petition passes parliament: can these activists ban smoking on terraces?

A petition launched by former teachers-union president Daniel Reding recently reached the necessary threshold of 4,500 signatures, in order to be debated in parliament. With only a narrow 4,550 signatures, the Committee on Petitions will first investigate the signatures before then organising a public hearing on said question. Reding is asking for a complete ban […]