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Tobacco harm reduction: How rational public policy could transform a pandemic [E-Cigarette Research]
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Tobacco harm reduction: How rational public policy could transform a pandemic

Journal Article 1)

Nicotine, at the dosage levels smokers seek, is a relatively innocuous drug commonly delivered by a highly harmful device, cigarette smoke.

An intensifying pandemic of disease caused or exacerbated by smoking demands more effective policy responses than the current one: demanding that nicotine users abstain.

A pragmatic response to the smoking problem is blocked by moralistic campaigns masquerading as public health, by divisions within the community of opponents to present policy, and by the public-health professions antipathy to any tobacco-control endeavours other than smoking cessation.

Yet, numerous alternative systems for nicotine delivery exist, many of them far safer than smoking.

A pragmatic, public-health approach to tobacco control would recognize a continuum of risk and encourage nicotine users to move themselves down the risk spectrum by choosing safer alternatives to smoking – without demanding abstinence.


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1)
Sweanor , et al. (2007), Tobacco harm reduction: How rational public policy could transform a pandemic, http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0955395906002416 accessed: 2013-08-16
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