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David J Sweanor, Faculty of Law and Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa, Canada in conversation with ETHealthworld elucidates how harm reduction is an umbrella term for interventions designed to lessen problematic consequences of behaviours. Even though harm reduction was originally and most frequently associated with substance use, it is increasingly being applied to a variety of other behavioural disorders. The dramatic increase in global health over the past century and a half is one of the stellar accomplishments of humanity. [...]