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Mandated lowering of toxicants in cigarette smoke: a description of the World Health Organization TobReg proposal
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    Regulation and precautions

    In response to our piece cautioning about the use of the ‘precautionary principle’ in debates about setting emissions limits, Nigel Gray writes that it has been around since the beginning of public health activity and offers as examples ‘[taking] the precaution of hunting for clean water on the grounds that doing nothing might allow epidemics of cholera, typhoid and hookworm to continue’ and the introduction of polio vac...

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    Regulation and precautions

    Regulation and precautions Nigel Gray April 11, 2008

    Jonathon Lieberman worries about TobReg’s use of the precautionary principle as justification for recommending reduction of toxicants in cigarette emissions and suggests that the precautionary principle is a 1970’s development. I thought it had been around since the beginning of Public Health activity when we took the precaution of hunting for clean water on...

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    Use of the precautionary principle in the debate about emissions limits

    BACKGROUND

    The proposal by the World Health Organization Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) for the setting of limits on emissions of certain toxicants in cigarette smoke (1) is certain to generate heated debate. Product regulation remains the most fraught policy area in tobacco control. In other areas, public health dictates are clear. Ongoing contests tend to be primarily either ones of competi...

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