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Rendez-vous #19 with Anonymous Anonymous is a young friend presently living in New York City who attended the conference organized by NYU on October 19 about E-Cigarettes: the tectonic shift in nicotine and tobacco consumption, opportunity or threat to saving lives? She has no involvement in this field so I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #18 with Claude Bamberger Claude is President of Aiduce (Association Indépendante Des Utilisateurs de Cigarette Électronique) that represents vapers in France and in Belgium. Can you please introduce yourself by telling us about your personal and professional background and when, how and why you became involved in tobacco harm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #17 with Roberto Sussman. Roberto is President of ProVapeo Mexico, a consumer association defending in Mexico the right to access "products that provide nicotine without combustion". Thank you Roberto for accepting our rendez-vous. Can you please introduce yourself by telling us a bit about yourself and when/how/why you got... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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October 1st 2018, Rendez-vous #16 with Joseph Magero Joseph Magero writes a blog called Tobacco Harm Reduction and he is active on Twitter. Thank you, Joseph, for accepting our rendez-vous. May I first ask you to introduce yourself by giving us a brief personal background about your journey in tobacco... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
The new paid parental leave requirement was announced in the Microsoft's blog by Corporate VP Dev Stahlkopf with the headline: Paid parental leave matters. Read the interesting comments by Nat Levy in Geekwire, the Seattle Times (Rachel Lerman). Probably more to come (here Olivia Solon in The Guardian). Congratulations to... Continue reading
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August 29, 2018 Rendez-vous #15 with Philippe Poirson. Philippe Poirson, writes the blog Vapolitique. The blog is written in French, but it can be automatically translated into different languages. Thank you Philippe for taking part in this rendez-vous. May I begin by asking you to introduce yourself with a brief... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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In a short letter published by The Guardian on Sunday July 22, Sandra Mullin of Vital Strategies/International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease/Bloomberg Philanthropies explains that the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is a Trojan Horse in a strategy to drive a policy agenda that will suit Philip Morris International... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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July 6, 2018 Rendez-vous #14 with Paddy Costall Paddy is one of the co-founders of the Global Forum on Nicotine. Thank you Paddy for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself? Paddy Costall: My name is Paddy Costall and I am one of three Directors of Knowledge... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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Today, as my next guest is a bit late returning his answers I have chosen to post three cartoons by Daumier that are about tobacco smoking. The City Council of Strasbourg has decided to prohibit smoking in public parks. That reminded me of a 1843 print by Daumier about the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
As of Monday June 18, 2018 I (Philippe Boucher) have agreed to be employed by the Foundation for a Smoke-free World to help organize an online platform to promote tobacco harm reduction and all the objectives of the Foundation. I don't consider myself a Trojan Horse of Philip Morris International... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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June 20, 2018 Rendez-vous #13 with David Sweanor David is Adjunct Professor of Law with the University of Ottawa, and much more. Thank you David for accepting our rendez-vous. David you have you been a tobacco control advocate for a long time, in Canada and around the world. Can you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
In Fast Company magazine, this article about how Survey Monkey changed its standards and benefits requirements for its contractors employees. If they can do it, all the big ones can and should have done it long time ago. Who is going to put the pressure on all? Progressive shareholders? Concerned... Continue reading
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June 8, 2018 Rendez-vous #12 with Nathalie Dunand Nathalie is President of Sovape, a French pro vaping advocacy group. Also on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you Nathalie for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself by sharing a bit about your personal background and how you got... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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June 3, 2018 Rendez-vous #11 with Samrat Chowdhery Samrat is one of the co-founders and directors of Association of Vapers India (AVI). You can also visit them on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you Samrat for accepting this rendez-vous. Q1. I just read the opinion you published on January 5 2018... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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May 24, 2018 Rendez-vous #10 with David Hammond David is Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Thank you David for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself by sharing a little bit about yourself and when, how, why you... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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May 18, 2018 Rendez-vous #9 with Ron Borland Ron is the Nigel Gray Distinguished Fellow in Cancer Prevention at Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne (since 2004). Thank you Ron for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself by giving us some personal background and telling us when... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
19. October 31, 2018 Anonymous (USA) 18. October 22, 2018 Claude Bamberger (France) 17. October 17, 2018 Roberto Sussman (Mexico) 16. October 1, 2018 Joseph Magero (Kenya) 15. August 29, 2018 Philippe Poirson (Switzerland) 14. July 6, 2018 Paddy Costall (United Kingdom) 13. June 20, 2018 David Sweanor (Canada) 12.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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May 11 2018, Rendez-vous #8 with Karl Lund Karl is Senior Researcher at the Department of Drugs and Tobacco at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health May I ask you to introduce yourself by sharing a little bit of background about yourself, and especially how you became involved in tobacco... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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May 5, 2018 Rendez-vous 7 with Àngeles Muntadas-Prim Lafita Àngeles is President of ANESVAP, the Spanish Association of Users of Personal Vaporizers. Thank you Àngeles for accepting our rendez-vous and please accept my apologies for not speaking Spanish so I missed out on this entrevista but I was happy to... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
Le Dr Kjell Bjartveit est Norvégien, comme l'indique son nom si facile à prononcer. Il a été ministre de la santé et préside depuis 1971 le comité national sur le tabagisme et la santé. Sa longue expérience lui a permis de mettre au point un très efficace coktail de mesures... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Memory Lane
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April 24, 2018 rendez-vous 6 with Olivier Théraulaz Olivier Théraulaz is Chair of Helvetic Vape, the Swiss Association of Vapers and CFO of INNCO, the International Network of Nicotine Consumers Organizations that recently relocated its headquarters in Geneva. Thank you Olivier for accepting our rendezvous. May I ask you to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
In the magazine Jacobin. Many similarities with our own story: from illegally firing the first person who asks for more benefits for everybody to outsourcing the whole lab to get rid of the union (run away shop tactic). Continue reading
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April 20, 2018 rendez-vous 5 with Marewa Glover Thank you Marewa for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself? Marewa Glover: Fresh white clouds are chasing the last of the summer rays across the sky above me. I can smell the damp earth from last night’s rain.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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April 16 2018, THR-rendez-vous 4 with Eva Kralikova Hello Eva, how differently would you introduce yourself from our previous rendez-vous that took place 19 years ago, on... March 23, 1999. Eva Kralikova: I am a professor at the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the Charles University of Prague in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous