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Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Showcases Tobacco Harm Reduction Ignorance

Recently, the Biden administration announced “new actions and commitments” under its Cancer Moonshot initiative. Unfortunately, the list of plans reemphasizes a gaping government blind spot. In the United States, about 20 percent of all cancer cases, and around 30 percent of cancer deaths, are attributed to smoking. Nothing in the Moonshot plan meaningfully addresses this. At its core, it’s hampered by a willful refusal to embrace lifesaving technological advances in nicotine delivery.

October 13, 2023 by