Smokers – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 01:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Smokers – Rauchen Aufgeben http://rauchen-aufgeben.org/ 32 32 Health Experts Cite Nicotine’s Role in Solving the Smoking Epidemic https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/health-experts-cite-nicotines-role-in-solving-the-smoking-epidemic/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/health-experts-cite-nicotines-role-in-solving-the-smoking-epidemic/ Nicotine, a food-grade substance that has been shown to have both stimulating and sedative effects, plays an important role in helping smokers quit, according to public health experts. vaping device Experts said the introduction of innovative products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products that deliver nicotine without combustion offers smokers the opportunity to significantly […]]]>

Nicotine, a food-grade substance that has been shown to have both stimulating and sedative effects, plays an important role in helping smokers quit, according to public health experts.

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Experts said the introduction of innovative products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products that deliver nicotine without combustion offers smokers the opportunity to significantly reduce the harm caused by cigarettes by switching to these alternatives. .

Professor David Sweanor, chair of the advisory board of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, said that just like the nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) prescribed by doctors, Smokeless products can help smokers quit.

Unlike combustible cigarettes which involve combustion or combustion that releases thousands of harmful chemicals, these innovative products deliver nicotine at significantly reduced risk, he said.

Professor Gerry Stimson, a British social scientist and tobacco harm reduction advocate, explained that cigarettes are a harmful release mechanism for nicotine, but nicotine itself does not cause tobacco-related diseases. .

Nicotine is the main ingredient in various forms of NRT prescribed by doctors to help patients quit smoking.

Stimson said the innovation has also spawned smoke-free alternatives that deliver nicotine at significantly reduced risk, including Swedish snus and e-cigarettes or vapes. The UK’s Royal College of Physicians has concluded that vaping is “likely to be at least 95% less dangerous than smoking“.

Cigarette smoke contains more than 6,000 chemicals and ultrafine particles, 80 of which are carcinogenic or potentially carcinogenic.

Dr David Khayat, a French cancer specialist, said nicotine is not among the substances that cause cancer. “Smokers often have the impression that nicotine is a major carcinogen,” he said.

He quoted Cancer Research UK as saying that nicotine does not cause cancer, as people have been using nicotine replacement therapy safely for many years. “NRT is safe enough to be prescribed by doctors,” the research center said, referring to nicotine patches, gummies, sprays, oral inhalers and tablets.

Sweanor said it is the smoke, not the nicotine, that kills smokers. “Let them know that it’s the smoke, not the nicotine, that will kill them,” he said.

He said this means nicotine plays an important role in curbing the tobacco epidemic that causes 8 million annual deaths worldwide. He said that NRT is an integral part of smoking cessation policy, which proves that nicotine is not the cause of smoking-related diseases.

“We know at least from the groundbreaking work of Professor Michael Russell in the 1970s that people smoke for the nicotine but die from the smoke. As seen with pharmaceutical nicotine products and with the very long-term use of an oral tobacco product called ‘snus’ in Sweden, nicotine can be administered with minimal risk once smoked and helper toxins removed,” Sweanor said.

The United States Food and Drugs Administration has stated that “the toxic mix of chemicals – not nicotine – causes serious health effects in tobacco users, including life-threatening lung diseases, such as chronic pulmonary disease. obstruction and cancer”.

Toxic substances such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic and DDT are produced by burning dried tobacco leaves and are then inhaled by the smoker.

Professor Peter Hajek, director of the Tobacco Addiction Research Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Public Health at Queen Mary University of London, said unfortunately some anti-nicotine campaigners are spreading misinformation or exaggerating that nicotine is brain poison because they feel they are fighting the law. cause. He said there was no clear scientific evidence for such a claim.

Hajek predicted that “smoking-related cancer, heart disease and lung disease will eventually disappear as smoking is made obsolete by much less risky nicotine products that don’t include combustion.”

According to Public Health England, the UK’s highest medical authority, these smokeless products are also significantly more effective than NRTs in getting smokers to quit.

The use of these smokeless products such as vapes and HTPs is a form of tobacco harm reduction, a public health strategy that aims to provide less harmful alternatives to reduce the harms of smoking and provide nicotine to people who are unable or unwilling to quit smoking. smoke by themselves or with currently approved methods.

A survey commissioned by consumer advocacy group Vapers PH from August 3-15, 2021 found that 88% or nearly nine in 10 adult Filipino smokers would consider switching to smokeless alternatives such as e-cigarettes and tobacco products. heated. The survey included 2,000 legal-age smokers (over 18) and vapers (over 21) nationwide.

This is expected to help over 16 million Filipino adult smokers, most of whom are likely to continue smoking as part of traditional smoking cessation strategies.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2015) showed that the Philippines had a meager smoking cessation rate of 4%, reflecting the ineffectiveness of currently approved smoking cessation strategies, such as the ‘Cold Turkey Quit’ and NRT.

According to consumer groups, more than one million Filipino adult smokers have already switched to smokeless products such as vapes and HTPs.

Sweanor said tobacco companies aware of the problem should embrace processing and replace combustible cigarettes with less harmful smokeless nicotine products.

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Life insurance for smokers | the ascent https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/life-insurance-for-smokers-the-ascent/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:32:19 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/life-insurance-for-smokers-the-ascent/ The earlier you take out life insurance, the lower the premium will be. Does quitting smoking have an impact on life insurance rates? There’s a lot of good news about what happens when you quit smoking. The first is evidence that those who quit before the age of 40 reduce their risk of dying from […]]]>

The earlier you take out life insurance, the lower the premium will be.

Does quitting smoking have an impact on life insurance rates?

There’s a lot of good news about what happens when you quit smoking. The first is evidence that those who quit before the age of 40 reduce their risk of dying from a smoking-related disease by 90%.

And, according to the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, within 12 hours of your last cigarette, your body gets rid of carbon monoxide. Within 24 hours, your oxygen levels rise and your blood pressure drops. As soon as you begin to experience the first symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, your sense of taste and smell improves. Hang in there though, because by the time you hit the 30 day mark, your lung function will start to improve and your physical endurance will improve.

After you quit smoking for a year, your risk of developing coronary heart disease drops by 50%. And it only gets better with time. It is also after one year that you have to contact your insurer to “return”. While some insurance companies do not allow reinstatement, those that do are willing to change a smoker’s rate to a non-smoker’s rate. Your only job is to provide the company with proof that you have been a non-smoker for a year or more. One way to do this is to ask your family doctor to write a note.

If you think there’s a chance you’ll quit smoking, be sure to choose an insurance company that allows policyholders to come back.

Best life insurance policy options for smokers

For smokers, here are several features of a great life insurance policy:

Provides the level of coverage you need at an affordable price

Like any financial product, it pays to shop around. You are looking for coverage that is both comprehensive and affordable. Rates vary by company.

Gives you the opportunity to reintegrate

If you are not planning to smoke forever, the best life insurance policy for you is one that allows policyholders to return after quitting tobacco products.

Can be converted

Let’s say what you can afford today is term life insurance, but you really like the features of a more expensive whole life policy. Even if you’re not sure whether to buy whole life insurance, the best thing to do is to leave the option open.

Life insurance is a remarkable financial tool, available to all kinds of people, including those in good health, those with pre-existing conditions, and smokers. The trick is to check out top-rated companies like the ones on our “best of” lists.

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Young non-smokers in New Zealand are taking up vaping more than ever. Here are 5 reasons why https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/young-non-smokers-in-new-zealand-are-taking-up-vaping-more-than-ever-here-are-5-reasons-why/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 19:58:24 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/young-non-smokers-in-new-zealand-are-taking-up-vaping-more-than-ever-here-are-5-reasons-why/ The number of young New Zealanders aged 15-17 vaping daily has tripled in two years, from 2% in 2018-19 to 6% in 2020-21, according to the latest New Zealand Health Survey. Among young adults aged 18 to 24, daily vaping increased from 5% to 15%. Another national survey of grade 10 students shows that these […]]]>

The number of young New Zealanders aged 15-17 vaping daily has tripled in two years, from 2% in 2018-19 to 6% in 2020-21, according to the latest New Zealand Health Survey. Among young adults aged 18 to 24, daily vaping increased from 5% to 15%.

Another national survey of grade 10 students shows that these increases are particularly high for Maori girls. About one in five Maori girls aged 14 to 15 said they vape daily in 2021.

Increases in regular vaping (defined as at least monthly vaping) are also significant, particularly for Maori boys (19% in 2019 to 31% in 2021) and girls (19% to 41%).

While manufacturers claim vapes are lower-risk alternatives for cigarette smokers, many people who vape have never smoked.

If only smokers started vaping, we would expect increases in vaping to be matched by equivalent decreases in smoking. Instead, the growth in daily vaping outpaces the decline in daily smoking.

If vapes had never been introduced, many young non-smokers might not have started using nicotine products. Our new research helps explain why non-smokers are starting to vape.

5 factors that push young non-smokers to vape

Manufacturers and promoters of vapes have come under fire for their youth-centric promotions using social media influencers and sponsorship of music events. Some retailers have also circumvented recent laws aimed at preventing young people from being exposed to tempting vaping products and e-liquid flavors.

Regulation of industry activities to prevent youth vaping should remain an important part of policy, research and monitoring. But the personal reasons young non-smokers start vaping could provide additional information and ways to narrow the problem.

Our research, published in the journal PLOS One, is based on in-depth face-to-face interviews with 16 young adults, ages 18-25, who identified themselves as regular vapers (daily to at least twice monthly ). Using a qualitative approach, we identified five factors to explain what prompted these young non-smokers to vape.



Read more: Vape sellers use popular music videos to promote e-cigarettes to young people – and it works


Two of these factors – connection and belonging, and the balance between social status and stigma – were psychosocial in nature. Vaping is a highly social activity, mostly taking place in shared apartments or at parties. Being part of a peer group where a vaper was spinning helped strengthen relationships through a collective experience.

The communal nature of vaping has also provided access to social groups where participants previously felt on the periphery. For example, one participant enjoyed how his vape piqued others’ interest and acted as a conversation starter, while another commented on how vaping helped him “fit in” at parties. .

The second theme, balancing social status and stigma, reflects how vapes can become a personal fashion statement. One participant described her vaping as “stylish and […] just my kind of style”. For others, vaping provided an opportunity to impress with “skills and tricks” they mastered when exhaling an aerosol.

These attributes promoted social cachet and helped offset the perceived stigma that many participants felt as non-smokers who vaped. According to them, this stigma did not apply to people who had switched from smoking to vaping, as one participant explained:

If you make the effort to quit smoking and vaping, you get a lot more respect for it. […] compared to people who just do it for fun.

The lure of vaping

In addition to psychosocial factors, vapers appealed to non-smokers by providing stimulation and engagement. Unsurprisingly, the wide variety of vaping liquids that mimic the flavors of candies or soft drinks has caught and kept the interest of young adults. Participants also felt that blowing clouds was fanciful, and many expressed an almost childlike fascination with the aerosol they were exhaling.

Several participants vaped as a means of self-management, to relieve stress or boredom, anxiety or clumsiness. A minority have started vaping intentionally to manage their weight, using sweet-tasting vaping liquids as a replacement for “stress eating”. The effectiveness of this approach is unclear.

Finally, participants used rationalizations about the costs and benefits of vaping versus smoking to justify their vaping. They believed that vapes offered multiple benefits, such as pleasure, relationships, and social cachet, without the “costs” they associated with smoking, including financial and long-term health damage as well as unpleasant odors and nausea.

As one participant explained, vaping “doesn’t seem as bad as cigarettes […] I feel less guilty for using it”.

Study limitations and implications

One of the limitations of our work is that the data collection took place before the entry into the market of more powerful “pod” devices such as JUUL and Vuse and disposable vapes such as Fruitia and SOLO.

Pods and disposables are popular with young people and allow high concentrations of nicotine in e-liquids, up to 60 mg / ml, without causing unpleasant sensations in the mouth and throat. Evidence suggests that the majority (at least 80%) of youth and young adults who vape currently use nicotine, while a 2019 study suggested that only around a quarter of vaping school students use nicotine. nicotine.



Read more: Damning review of e-cigarettes shows vaping leads to smoking, the opposite of what proponents claim


This limitation means that our study may not have fully captured the role of nicotine addiction in maintaining vaping.

Although recent regulations have limited the widespread and aggressive marketing of vaping products, social media promotion continues nonetheless. Vaping products are available at many outlets and there are no restrictions on manufacturers or retailers making “harm reduction” marketing claims.

Easy access and “low risk” marketing messages likely normalize vaping and the belief that vaping is a safe activity. Educational efforts aimed at young people, like the Asthma Foundation’s Don’t Get Sucked In campaign, can help counter ideas that vaping is low-risk.

However, education campaigns will have limited impact if products remain widely available and attractive, and if social marketing does not replace effective policy. In light of the rapid increase in youth vaping, it’s time to reconsider the widespread availability of vaping products in convenience stores and supermarkets and the use of eye-catching packaging and flavors that appeal to young people.

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North Cumbria rated as one of the worst areas for quitting smoking support https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/north-cumbria-rated-as-one-of-the-worst-areas-for-quitting-smoking-support/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/north-cumbria-rated-as-one-of-the-worst-areas-for-quitting-smoking-support/ North Cumbria has no local dedicated quit smoking support service despite more than 40,000 smokers, a new study has found. These findings were discovered by online retailer Vapekit as part of a study of the level of smoking cessation support in England. When carrying out the study, Vapekit looked at data on smokers from every […]]]>

North Cumbria has no local dedicated quit smoking support service despite more than 40,000 smokers, a new study has found.

These findings were discovered by online retailer Vapekit as part of a study of the level of smoking cessation support in England.

When carrying out the study, Vapekit looked at data on smokers from every Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in England from 2020/21, encompassing all smokers over the age of 15.

This data was then compared to the number of local smoking cessation services in each area, and each area was ranked according to its service/smoker ratio.

READ MORE: ‘Make this the year you quit smoking for good’

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Social Care said: “Tackling public health issues such as smoking is a priority for the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities and a key of the government’s leveling program.

“That’s why we’ve launched the independent review of our bold ambition to make England smoke-free by 2030.

“This review provides independent, evidence-based advice on potential interventions that will inform our approach to tackling the stark health disparities associated with tobacco use.”

Despite containing 43,535 smokers, the area covered by North Cumbria CCG was one of only 12 out of 135 CCG areas in England to not have a single ‘dedicated local’ smoking cessation service .

That is to say a dedicated service made up of expert advisors who can provide regular and personalized individual support over a long period of time.

When North Cumbria is compared to all other areas of England that contain a GCC, it is the fourth worst area in the country in terms of the number of smokers compared to the number of local smoking cessation services.

READ MORE: Government considering ‘drastic’ measures to curb smoking

In addition, adults living in North Cumbria with long-term mental health problems are twice as likely to smoke as the general population, according to recent figures from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in the UK, claiming the loss of around 78,000 people each year.

It costs the NHS £3.6billion in medical and social care, compared to £17billion for society, £5billion more than previous estimates.

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New regulations on nicotine and Juuls could impact smokers https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/new-regulations-on-nicotine-and-juuls-could-impact-smokers/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 00:35:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/new-regulations-on-nicotine-and-juuls-could-impact-smokers/ SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Smokers face more challenges with a new Biden administration proposal to establish a maximum level of nicotine in cigarettes and other tobacco products. “Whatever habit we have, they might as well take it away. You might as well drive us crazy now,” said Tina, a smoker. Fellow smoker LaToya agrees. “Ban […]]]>

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Smokers face more challenges with a new Biden administration proposal to establish a maximum level of nicotine in cigarettes and other tobacco products.

“Whatever habit we have, they might as well take it away. You might as well drive us crazy now,” said Tina, a smoker.

Fellow smoker LaToya agrees.

“Ban guns before you ban nicotine,” LaToya said.

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a ban on Juul e-cigarettes.

ABC 10News has contacted the FDA to confirm its intention to ban Juuls, but they say it cannot provide any information at this time.

It’s just a day after the Biden administration rolled out the plan to limit nicotine levels in cigarettes and tobacco products.

Tina and LaToya are regulars at the Fuego Smoke Shop on Market Street.

“One thing won’t hurt me, but you ban flavors, juuls, when you ban menthol flavored tobacco cigarettes. Might as well shut me up,” said Remy Kajy, Fuego Smoke Shop.

Kajy has worked in smokehouses for 12 years.

“I mean, I understand you’re worried about miners, you’re worried about that, but we don’t sell to miners here,” Kajy said.

Many of the reasons behind the proposals on the table are health related.

The Biden administration said its plan to reduce nicotine levels was created with the goal of reducing the number of addicts, children using nicotine products and deaths.

“It doesn’t kill you or anyone else, it kills us. We chose to smoke,” Tina explained.

The CDC attributes tens of thousands of deaths each year to illnesses related to passive smoking.

Despite everything, Tina and Latoya ask why make changes now.

Both raise fears that if regulation continues, people will simply find another way to get what they want.

“They’re going to find another product like juul, so why does it matter what you take out,” Tina said.

The FDA predicts that regulations such as nicotine limits could result in 33 million fewer people becoming smokers by 2100.

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Bellany’s oil painting is sold for £103,000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/bellanys-oil-painting-is-sold-for-103000/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:03:39 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/bellanys-oil-painting-is-sold-for-103000/ A RARE old oil painting by late County artist John Bellany sold for more than £100,000 at the Scottish Contemporary Art auction at McTear’s, five times its original estimate. Mr Bellany, from Port Seton, who was 71 when he died in 2013, painted the work – The Finnon Smoker – in 1965 when he was […]]]>

A RARE old oil painting by late County artist John Bellany sold for more than £100,000 at the Scottish Contemporary Art auction at McTear’s, five times its original estimate.

Mr Bellany, from Port Seton, who was 71 when he died in 2013, painted the work – The Finnon Smoker – in 1965 when he was just 23 and displayed it on the railings outside the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, alongside works by Alexander Moffat, in protest at the poor recognition given to Scottish art by the organizers of the Edinburgh International Festival.

The painting sold for £103,000 at auction at the end of last month.

A total of 21 works, nine by Bellany and 12 by Moffat, were in the collection known as the “Balustrade Paintings”, very few of them ever being auctioned and most in public collections, including at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Brian Clements, managing director of auction house McTear’s, said: “This is an incredibly important painting and there was huge interest when it was announced that the work would go up for auction. .

“It was a very lively sale and we are delighted with the price obtained, which is one of the highest for the artist.

“Although we see many paintings by Bellany in the Scottish Contemporary Art auction, this piece is unique in large part because of the key role it played in changing the course of Scottish painting.

“This painting and the other railing paintings brought the new wave of Scottish realists to the attention of the art establishment with their powerful and moving images of working-class life, in Bellany’s case, fishermen and women of Port Seton.

“The balustrades paintings are considered some of the finest works produced by Bellany, with respected London art critic Brian Sewell summarizing the importance of the pieces when he compared the artist’s early work to Rembrandt.”

Alexander Moffat, summarizing the impact of Bellany’s early work, is quoted as saying, “People had painted fishing boats, but no one had ever painted about the lives of people who fished.

“That was John’s fantastic contribution.

“His place in Scottish art is defined by the Port Seton thing.

“It’s really his life’s work, his way of mythologizing the life of the fisherman.

“The fears, the spirit, the whole thing, the way he found the special imagery, which had never been done before, to say all of these things – it puts him forever in the history books.”

The Finnon Smoker was auctioned in its original frame, complete with nail holes and paint splatter.

Mr Clements added: ‘The frame and the nail holes are part of the DNA of the painting and basically it is exactly as John Bellany painted it, exactly as he framed it and exactly as he displayed it against the railings outside the Royal Scottish Academy. in 1965.”

In addition to The Finnon Smoker and other paintings by Bellany, the Scottish Contemporary Art Auction featured works by a selection of leading artists including LS Lowry, Peter Howson, Graham McKean, Jolomo, Ryan Mutter, Georgina McMaster and David Hockney.

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Report: Smoking bans no longer a threat to casino revenue https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/report-smoking-bans-no-longer-a-threat-to-casino-revenue/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:41:00 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/report-smoking-bans-no-longer-a-threat-to-casino-revenue/ Placeholder while loading article actions ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — For decades, it was accepted in the casino industry that eliminating smoking would automatically lead to lower revenue and lost customers. But a new report looking at how the coronavirus pandemic has changed gamer habits suggests that may no longer be the case. The report released […]]]>
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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — For decades, it was accepted in the casino industry that eliminating smoking would automatically lead to lower revenue and lost customers.

But a new report looking at how the coronavirus pandemic has changed gamer habits suggests that may no longer be the case.

The report released Friday by Las Vegas-based C3 Gaming comes as several states, including New Jersey, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, consider banning smoking in casinos. The research company claims that its report was produced independently and was not funded by any outside party.

He notes that the pandemic has changed several key aspects of the casino experience, including the elimination of daily housekeeping in many places, the closing of buffets, and the end of room service — which patrons have grown accustomed to. This suggests that smoking will be the next such change to be accepted.

“The pandemic has changed consumer expectations and behavior across virtually every industry, including retail, entertainment, lodging, restaurants and casino gaming. One of those changes (is) in attitudes towards smoking in casinos,” the three authors of the report wrote.

“Data from multiple jurisdictions clearly indicates that the smoking ban is no longer causing a dramatic decline in gaming revenue,” it read. “In fact, non-smoking properties seem to be performing better than their counterparts that continue to allow smokers.”

The report examines the performance of casinos in many states since the coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020 and finds that “casinos that have implemented smoking bans have experienced no decline in revenue or loss of share. market to the benefit of neighboring casinos which continued to offer smoking environments”. ”

The authors also interviewed tribal casino executives, who said profitability was beginning to increase due to lower maintenance costs, adding that 157 tribes were able to quit smoking in their casinos “at no economic cost”.

The authors also predicted that smokers would not abandon Atlantic City casinos in droves if New Jersey banned smoking there, noting that due to smoking bans in Connecticut and New York and a smoke-free policy at Philadelphia’s Rivers Casino, players in New York, New York Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania would only have four options offering smoking.

The report is the latest in a back-and-forth on whether there is evidence that smoking can be eliminated without hurting casino bottom lines. It also takes aim at a report commissioned in February by New Jersey casinos predicting massive revenue and job losses if a smoking ban is implemented.

The stakes are high, especially in New Jersey, where the main union for casino workers threatens to strike in July if new contracts with big raises are not reached by then.

Players in the northeastern United States surveyed by The Associated Press expressed strong support for smoke-free casinos.

“Smokers will say they won’t gamble if they ban smoking,” said Linda Quinn of Montvale, New Jersey. “They said that when they made restaurants and bars smoke-free and it didn’t affect them at all. I honestly believe it won’t work, and smokers say that because they don’t want the law to change.

Erik Lovequist of Billerica, Mass., quit smoking 14 years ago and hasn’t visited Rhode Island’s Twin River Casino “in a very long time due to the ashtray smell throughout the casino, including a large part of the non-smoking area. I appreciate having the completely non-smoking Encore Casino half an hour away.

John Bucek of Chester, New York, visits Atlantic City six times a year and quickly came to appreciate the absence of smoking in casinos during the first year and a half of the pandemic.

“Now that he’s back, it’s terrible,” he said. “I never realized how bad it was. A lot of times it gets us out of there.

However, some gamblers who smoke said they would look for casinos that continued to allow them to do so.

The report notes a decline in income following the end of smoking in Delaware, Colorado, Illinois, Deadwood, South Dakota and New Orleans. But he also noted that other economic factors may have influenced revenue, including the opening of new competition nearby. And he said those revenue declines “tended to pick up in subsequent years.”

The report found players in several markets weren’t flocking to smoking casinos while others in the region were banning smoking, citing examples from Pennsylvania, Indiana and elsewhere.

The authors conceded that “it is an irrefutable fact that a slot machine located in a smoking area of ​​a casino makes more money than a slot machine in a non-smoking area”.

But they also found that casinos that offer smoking don’t perform better than those that allow it. He showed the Parx Casino in Philadelphia; Empire City in Yonkers, New York; Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, and Resorts World in the Queens section of New York have higher win-per-day slot performance than Atlantic City over the past 12 months.

Las Vegas, the nation’s largest gambling market, remains a bastion of casino smoking; only one resort, Park MGM, completely prohibits smoking. New Jersey allows smoking up to 25% of the casino area.

Philadelphia’s Rivers Casino has been smoke-free since August 2021, when General Manager Justin Moore decided it was operationally easier to stay that way rather than change policy to comply with the city’s frequently changing pandemic mandates. .

In April, the casino adopted a policy allowing its smoking patrons to use a restaurant patio to smoke, thereby avoiding having to go through metal detectors twice more when exiting and re-entering the casino.

Financial results have been mixed, with some good months and others where revenue has lagged expectations, Moore said, adding that inflation, labor shortages and new competition nearby are making it difficult attribution of revenue performance to a single factor.

The casino decided to remain smoke-free even after it was able to resume smoking, in part due to the experience of operating during the pandemic.

“It was hard to tell people, ‘We’ve got you covered,’ and then allow people to blow particles into the air,” he said.

Follow Wayne Parry on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WayneParryAC.

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Race towards a smoke-free world https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/race-towards-a-smoke-free-world/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 14:22:40 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/race-towards-a-smoke-free-world/ Despite its apparent harm, available statistics indicate that as many as 1.1 billion of the world’s 7.8 billion people are cigarette smokers. In fact, The Tobacco Atlas report states that smoking causes 7.7 million deaths, including 1 in 5 deaths among men worldwide. It is widely accepted that smoking is the leading cause of preventable […]]]>

Despite its apparent harm, available statistics indicate that as many as 1.1 billion of the world’s 7.8 billion people are cigarette smokers. In fact, The Tobacco Atlas report states that smoking causes 7.7 million deaths, including 1 in 5 deaths among men worldwide. It is widely accepted that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide.

For one thing, tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 toxic chemicals, and a lifetime of smoking subtracts at least 10 years from an average person’s life. About a quarter of the years of productive life lost due to disability are due to tobacco-attributable diseases.

It is undeniable that the continued use of tobacco poses a serious threat to the lives of smokers. This is perhaps part of the reason why the World Health Organization and indeed governments around the world have challenged the tobacco industry to come up with an alternative that would reduce the toxicity of tobacco products.

Committed to mitigating the negative impact of tobacco on people and the environment, an initiative that continues to highlight the need for harm reduction, governments and non-governmental organizations around the world are advocating for the full implementation of control measures of cigarette consumption.

Even though the world earns an estimated $850 billion in tobacco taxes each year, there is a growing focus on how to get people to quit cigarettes completely and irreversibly due to its inherent harms.
Fundamentally, the need to ensure tobacco harm reduction is part of the reason for signing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which provides a global response to the tobacco epidemic.

As the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of the WHO, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control provides a framework for countries to cooperate on tobacco-related actions and policies. It aims to protect people in all countries from the health, social, environmental and economic effects of tobacco. At the heart of this convention is the need to take action to protect all people from exposure to tobacco smoke.

Interestingly, one of the major cigarette manufacturers, Philips Morris International-PMI-, is taking the lead in accelerating the movement towards a smoke-free world. The organization achieves this through its massive investments in research and development aimed at providing smokers with access to less risky alternatives.

Through massive investments in research and development, PMI has developed viable alternatives for smokers including oral smokeless tobacco, heated tobacco, e-Vapor and nicotine pouch, although the guiding principle of the The organization is that non-smokers don’t start, smokers quit or In the worst case, use less harmful means like oral smokeless and e-Vapor.

Speaking recently, PMI’s vice president of international communications, Tommaso Di Giovanni, said that these products, which are the result of long years of research, have proven effective even though they have been launched in 71 markets ( countries) around the world.

“Twelve million seven hundred people have changed and quit smoking,” said Giovanni, adding that at last count, no less than 21.7 million people were using PMI’s smokeless products.

Interestingly, he hinted at the organization’s ambitious but achievable plan to be present in at least 100 markets and switch as many as forty million people to smoke-free products by 2025.

It is normal for smokeless products to gradually gain popularity in the markets of the world and with a steady push; the desire for a smoke-free world will be achievable.

But the fundamental concern is how to make the product both accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income consumers who represent no less than four hundred million of the world’s 1.1 billion adult smokers.

To address this, PMI said it chose to invest heavily in the production of these alternative products in line with its desire to support risk reduction. However, can he do it alone? Certainly not!

One solution is to recognize the fact that achieving the ambitious task of a smoke-free world requires the collective efforts of all key stakeholders, such as governments around the world, who must be committed through effective legislation and its Implementation ; non-governmental organization through sustained advocacy and mass awareness campaigns; opinion leaders and consumers who must commit to change. Indeed, a multi-stakeholder commitment is necessary to have a smoke-free world

Overall, a combination of three fundamental factors: scientific evidence, real-life evidence, and consumer demands have propelled the movement towards a smoke-free world.

A recent study by a US-based international research company, Povaddo, showed that society’s expectations of total abstinence from substances such as nicotine and alcohol are not achievable, and that the government should therefore take steps to reduce the harms of their use.

Primarily, efforts must focus on how best to ensure that the negative impact of tobacco on people and the environment is significantly reduced.

Perhaps this is where the current efforts of PMI, whose work towards a cigarette-free future is legendary, deserve not only praise, but also support from government and other key stakeholders.

Indeed, with a multi-party commitment, the cessation of cigarettes in the next few years on the market can be achieved.

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Kaival Brands (KAVL) Enters into Agreement with Philip Morris International (PM) for International Distribution of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System Products https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/kaival-brands-kavl-enters-into-agreement-with-philip-morris-international-pm-for-international-distribution-of-electronic-nicotine-delivery-system-products/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 20:42:59 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/kaival-brands-kavl-enters-into-agreement-with-philip-morris-international-pm-for-international-distribution-of-electronic-nicotine-delivery-system-products/ News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your one week free trial for StreetInsider Premium here. Kaival Brands Innovations Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KAVL) (“Kaival Brands”, the “Company” or “we”), the U.S. distributor of all products manufactured by Bidi Vapor, LLC (“Bidi Vapor”), which are for legal age nicotine users, […]]]>

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Kaival Brands Innovations Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KAVL) (“Kaival Brands”, the “Company” or “we”), the U.S. distributor of all products manufactured by Bidi Vapor, LLC (“Bidi Vapor”), which are for legal age nicotine users, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Philip Morris Products SA (“PMPSA”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) (NYSE: PM ), for the development and distribution of electronic nicotine delivery system (“ENDS”) products in markets outside of the United States, subject to market (or regulatory) review.

Kaival Brands signs an agreement with Philip Morris International for international distribution

The newly formed company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Kaival Brands International, LLC (“KBI”) entered into an international licensing agreement with PMPSA on June 13, 2022 (the “International Agreement”). The international agreement grants PMPSA a license to certain intellectual property rights relating to Bidi Vapor’s premium ENDS device, known as BIDI® Stick in the United States, as well as potentially newly developed devices, to enable PMPSA to manufacture, promote, sell and distribute such ENDS device and newly developed devices in international markets outside of the United States. The parties believe that this agreement promotes their shared vision of a smoke-free future.

“We believe that in addition to the BIDI® Stick being widely accepted by legal age nicotine users in the United States, Bidi Vapor’s many decisions regarding design; responsible marketing focused on adults and Strict youth access prevention measures and sustainability have enhanced its appeal to PMI,” said Niraj Patel, CEO of Kaival Brands. “We, along with PMI and Bidi Vapor share the vision of a smoke-free future. The BIDI® Stick offers legal age nicotine users a high quality alternative to cigarettes that satisfies their taste preferences. Additionally, we, along with Bidi Vapor, are committed to prioritizing proper regulation and responsible marketing, including taking necessary steps to ensure that these products do not appeal to unintended audiences, including including young people. For example, Bidi Vapor does not engage in online direct-to-consumer sales and requires age-verification contracts with our distributors and resellers.

“As Bidi Vapor continues to seek marketing authorization for tobacco products from the United States Food and Drug Administration, cooperation with a large multinational like PMI, a leader in scientifically proven smokeless products, opens doors globally. Kaival Brands looks forward to a long and successful relationship with PMI, to accelerate smoking cessation.”

PMI offers a multi-category portfolio of smoke-free products in a variety of use, taste, price and technology options, intended to accelerate the delivery of a smoke-free future. “We believe that adding PMI’s extensive network of potential business partners to our portfolio will potentially create a substantial new revenue stream for us,” Mr. Patel said.

“We have previously mentioned our intention to expand our current portfolio of smoke-free products for adults who would otherwise continue to smoke cigarettes or use other nicotine products. This agreement supports that vision and is another step towards accelerating the realization of a smoke-free future. We are delighted to begin our agreement with Kaival Brands, led by CEO Niraj Patel, who shares the same vision as us, to accelerate the end of cigarette consumption fuels,” said PMI E-Vapor President Ashok Rammohan.

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with such an established and respected organization as PMI and its management team led by Chief Executive Jacek Olczak,” Mr Patel said. “But most important to us was our mutual core values ​​of strictly compliant manufacturing combined with responsible, adult-focused marketing of products people can trust. That’s the only way we can truly help adult smokers across the world. world. To that end, we want to replace cigarettes with smoke-free products as quickly as possible. We look forward to hearing about international market launches and are excited to hear where this deal may lead.”

ABOUT BIDI STEAM

Based in Melbourne, Florida, Bidi Vapor maintains its commitment to responsible adult-focused marketing, strict youth access prevention measures and age verification standards, and sustainability through its program BIDI® Cares Recycling Kit. Bidi Vapor’s device, the BIDI® Stick, is a premium product made with high-quality components, a UL-certified battery, and technology designed to deliver a consistent vaping experience for adult smokers 21 and older. Bidi Vapor is also adamant about strict adherence to all federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations. At Bidi Vapor, innovation is key to its mission, with the BIDI® Stick promoting environmental sustainability, while providing a unique vaping experience for adult smokers.

For more information, visit www.bidivapor.com

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Biden plan introduces new rules reducing amount of nicotine in cigarettes to ‘non-addictive’ levels https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/biden-plan-introduces-new-rules-reducing-amount-of-nicotine-in-cigarettes-to-non-addictive-levels/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 02:48:04 +0000 https://rauchen-aufgeben.org/biden-plan-introduces-new-rules-reducing-amount-of-nicotine-in-cigarettes-to-non-addictive-levels/ Biden’s war on smoking: Administration plans to introduce new rules reducing amount of nicotine in cigarettes to ‘non-addictive’ levels The Biden administration plans to pass a rule that would require tobacco companies to minimize the amount of nicotine in cigarettes Tobacco companies selling cigarettes in the United States would be required to reduce the amount […]]]>

Biden’s war on smoking: Administration plans to introduce new rules reducing amount of nicotine in cigarettes to ‘non-addictive’ levels

  • The Biden administration plans to pass a rule that would require tobacco companies to minimize the amount of nicotine in cigarettes
  • Tobacco companies selling cigarettes in the United States would be required to reduce the amount of nicotine to non-addictive levels
  • The move would likely be a blow to the tobacco industry, but could see an estimated five million people quit within a year of its implementation.
  • The policy would be a step in President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot plan
  • Launched in February, the plan aims to reduce the cancer death rate among Americans by at least 50% over the next 25 years.
  • The CDC calculates that there are 30.8 million smokers in the country, or about 12.5%

The Biden administration plans to push a policy that would require tobacco companies to reduce the level of nicotine in cigarettes sold in the United States

The policy would see the amount of nicotine reduced to “non-addictive levels”.

Although it probably wouldn’t come into force for several years, the decision would likely disrupt the entire tobacco industry.

Smokers do not have to worry too much in the short term about a number of obstacles that remain to be overcome.

The Food and Drug Administration must first outline the proposed new rules before inviting public comment. Then the final rules would be released.

Tobacco companies selling cigarettes in the United States could be required to reduce the amount of nicotine to non-addictive levels until plans are proposed by the Biden administration

Even then, tobacco companies could sue, which would likely delay any implementation of the policy, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The administration had been considering whether to pursue the policy under President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, which hopes to reduce cancer deaths by at least 50% over the next 25 years.

The move would be the government’s biggest step in tackling smoking since 1998, when tobacco companies paid more than $200 billion to help states pay for health care.

New restrictions on marketing were also agreed at the time, including a ban on free samples and billboards.

This policy would be a step in President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot plan.  Launched in February, the plan aims to reduce the cancer death rate among Americans by at least 50% over the next 25 years.

This policy would be a step in President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot plan. Launched in February, the plan aims to reduce the cancer death rate among Americans by at least 50% over the next 25 years.

The FDA describes nicotine as “an addictive chemical found in cigarettes and other tobacco products.”

Although nicotine is addictive and makes people addicted to cigarettes, the chemical itself does not cause cancer, heart disease or lung disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blame other harmful compounds in cigarette smoke that are linked to more than 480,000 deaths in the United States each year,

The CDC calculates that there are 30.8 million smokers in the country, or about 12.5%. The numbers increased slightly in 2020 during the pandemic.

The amount of nicotine in cigarettes can be reduced by various methods, including adjusting the tobacco leaf blend or using different types of paper or filters.

The CDC calculates that there are 30.8 million smokers in the country, or about 12.5%

The CDC calculates that there are 30.8 million smokers in the country, or about 12.5%

A company would even be able to reduce the amount of nicotine in its tobacco leaves by 95% thanks to genetic engineering compared to a typical tobacco plant.

FDA officials say reducing the nicotine in cigarettes to very low levels would prevent future generations from becoming addicted to cigarettes and make it easier for current smokers to quit the habit.

A reduction in nicotine in cigarettes was initially sought by the Trump administration in 2017, but in 2019 officials scrapped the plans.

The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that reducing nicotine levels would cause 5 million more adult smokers to quit within a year of its implementation.

“If it works, it will save more lives than anything else the FDA could do.” said FDA Commissioner Robert Califf.

The move would likely be a blow to the tobacco industry, but could see an estimated five million people quit within a year of its implementation.

The move would likely be a blow to the tobacco industry, but could see an estimated five million people quit within a year of its implementation.

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