Supping with the Devil? The role of law in promoting tobacco harm reduction using low nitrosamine smokeless tobacco products

Hall, W and Gartner, C (2009) Supping with the Devil? The role of law in promoting tobacco harm reduction using low nitrosamine smokeless tobacco products. Public Health, 123 3: 287-291. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2008.12.018


Author Hall, W
Gartner, C
Title Supping with the Devil? The role of law in promoting tobacco harm reduction using low nitrosamine smokeless tobacco products
Journal name Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-3506
Publication date 2009-03-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.puhe.2008.12.018
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 123
Issue 3
Start page 287
End page 291
Total pages 5
Editor Fiona Sim
Phil Mackie
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher W.B.Saunders Co. Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
920414 Substance Abuse
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract In Sweden, male cigarette smoking has declined as snus, a smokeless tobacco product which is low ill Carcinogenic nitrosamines, has gained popularity among male tobacco users. Epidemiological modelling based on the Swedish experience indicates that there Would be major Public health gains if a Substantial number Of current smokers in other Countries could also be persuaded to switch to this product. This form of 'tobacco harm reduction' is very controversial in the public health community for many reasons. These include: Objections ill principle to the use of less harmful but still addictive nicotine products: uncertainties about the long-term effects of these products on health; doubts about the likely interest ill and uptake of these products among existing smokers: concerns that increasing the availability of these products Will increase the number of new tobacco users and eventually the number of smokers in the population; and anxiety about how the tobacco industry may use these products to undermine Current tobacco control policies. This paper concludes with Suggestions for a graduated series of policies that may allow exploration of the Public health costs and benefits of encouraging smokers to switch to snus. (c) 2009 The Royal Society for Public Health. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Tobacco harm reduction
Swedish snus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 396402
Institutional Status UQ

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