Harm reduction policies for tobacco users

Gartner, C and Hall, W (2010) Harm reduction policies for tobacco users. International Journal of Drug Policy, 21 2: 129-130. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2009.10.008

Author Gartner, C
Hall, W
Title Harm reduction policies for tobacco users
Journal name International Journal of Drug Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0955-3959
Publication date 2010-03
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.drugpo.2009.10.008
Volume 21
Issue 2
Start page 129
End page 130
Total pages 2
Editor Tim Rhodes
Gerry Stimson
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elseiver BV
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract Tobacco harm reduction is a controversial policy due to the experience with filtered and ‘light’ cigarettes and concerns that the tobacco industry will use reduced harm products to undermine tobacco control strategies. The most promising harm reduction products are high dose pharmaceutical nicotine preparations and low nitrosamine smokeless tobacco, such as Swedish snus. However, despite widespread availability, existing pharmaceutical nicotine preparations have not been taken up by smokers as an alternative to smoking. In Sweden, increased snus use was associated with decreased cigarette smoking and mortality from tobacco-related disease. We suggest a graduated series of policies to explore of the public health costs and benefits of encouraging smokers to switch to these less harmful nicotine products.
Keyword Tobacco harm reduction
Smokeless tobacco
Pharmaceutical nicotine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Public Health Publications
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