Markus Lindblad is Head of External Affairs at Nicokick, working on promoting healthier smoking product alternatives.
Markus usually writes about legislation and harm reduction campaigns.
World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February. We see it as an opportunity to spread awareness. Although the harmful health effects of tobacco smoking are well known, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of cancer worldwide. Every year, over 7 million people die as a direct result of tobacco smoking.
In a newly published Op-ed, Nicokick’s Head of Communications, Markus Lindblad, calls for a consistent harm reduction approach that prioritizes the transition away from combustible products.
A study in Jama Network Open revealed that more U.S cigarette smokers ask their doctors about e-cigarettes and other alternative nicotine products. As a result, more physicians are recommending them – despite a majority remaining misinformed about the effectiveness of harm reduction.
The risk of cardiovascular disease among users of smokeless tobacco products such as Swedish snus, snuff or chewing tobacco, is no higher compared to people who have never used tobacco.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recent weeks, the organization Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids together with 179 other organizations across 62 countries put forward a campaign to push Google to remove apps on Google Play that promote smoking or vaping, an effort in preventing youth exposure to these addictive products.