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Igniting the debate

Earlier this year we looked at tobacco harm reduction and observed that smoking still causes 8m deaths a year. Why had there been so many false starts on finding safer ways to use nicotine? Despite brilliant innovations and the launch of safer products – thanks to consumer-driven breakthroughs in tobacco harm reduction (THR) – we learned about inertia in public health, varying resistance through global politics, conflicts within the tobacco industry, and confusion surrounding tobacco control organisations, who resisted the notion that safer nicotine products could be used recreationally [...] So when DDN was invited to the tenth Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN), it seemed like an interesting opportunity to see key players in active debate.

September 06, 2023 by