Tag - Harm reduction

Tobacco Harm Reduction: That Africa is not left behind

There is unanimity across the world on the need to reduce smoking rates among people. Whether it is the ubiquitous cigarettes or cigars or water pipes, known locally as shisha in Nigeria, every concerned stakeholder wants a drop, indeed a continuous drop, in smoking rates. While cigarettes have always received the most attention, people...

One Hundred Tobacco Control Experts Urge WHO to Adopt Harm Reduction

On October 18, 100 tobacco control experts called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to accept the reality of safer nicotine alternatives. The letter, which harshly criticizes the WHO for its hostile stance against tobacco harm reduction (THR), arrives ahead of a gathering of the 182 countries that belong to the health agency’s Framework Convention on Tobacco...