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  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Defence Forces crack down on nicotine addiction

  • The Finnish Defence Forces are beefing up their campaign to bring down the use of nicotine products among conscripts, according to a study conducted with lung health organisation Filha over 2014-16.

    Smoking was discouraged among conscripts and staff during that period. In early 2019 a new campaign, Irti nuuskasta or "Lose the snus", kicked off in two brigades; the programme is meant to extend to the rest of Finland's barracks in 2020.

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • How opponents of vaping aid and abet Big Tobacco

  • Many opponents of vaping think the practice is a big tobacco conspiracy to keep people smoking and hook more kids. The reality is that vaping is a huge and disruptive threat to the tobacco industry. Campaigns against vaping support the cigarette market and are a huge gift to Big Tobacco.

    For over a century, tobacco companies have run an incredibly lucrative cartel, selling an addictive product. Tobacco stocks have been the best performing segment of the stock market for over a century in spite of all-out tobacco control activities.