Minimising the Harm from Nicotine Use
A harm-reduction model where the marketing is handled by a nonprofit entity is needed to align with the goals of reducing tobacco-related harm.
Minimizing tobacco-related harm by using a two-component solution founded on a harm reduction model could help place the marketing of harmful tobacco in the hands of organizations with goals consistent with aims of tobacco control.
The tobacco control problem can be lessened by analyzing the nature of the system currently supporting the use of tobacco and developing new approaches. Currently, the most acceptable form for tobacco for consumers is also the most harmful—making how tobacco products are marketed central to long-term solutions. A regulated market would structure an organization where the goals for marketing tobacco would be to minimize harm.
- A regulated market approach could facilitate eliminating the most harmful forms of nicotine use, and aid in the reduction and/or harms from lower-harm, but addictive forms of nicotine.
In a supplement to Tobacco Control, this paper outlines difficulties facing the tobacco control community. Funding for this article was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- 1. Questions For a Tobacco-Free Future
- 2. Minimising the Harm from Nicotine Use
- 3. Supply-Side Options for an Endgame for the Tobacco Industry
- 4. Reducing the Nicotine Content to Make Cigarettes Less Addictive
- 5. Potential Advantages and Disadvantages of an Endgame Strategy
- 6. The Tobacco-Free Generation Proposal
- 7. Why Ban the Sale of Cigarettes?
- 8. Ending Versus Controlling Versus Employing Addiction in the Tobacco-Caused Disease Endgame
- 9. Large-Scale Unassisted Smoking Cessation Over 50 Years
- 10. Ending Tobacco-Caused Mortality and Morbidity
- 11. There's No Single Endgame
- 12. Reflections on the "Endgame" for Tobacco Control
- 13. Tobacco Endgames
- 14. The FCTC's Evidence-Based Policies Remain A Key to Ending the Tobacco Epidemic
- 15. Cultivating the Next Generation of Tobacco Endgame Advocates
- 16. Can Tobacco Control Endgame Analysis Learn Anything From the U.S. Experience With Illegal Drugs?
- 17. Political Impediments to a Tobacco End-Game
- 18. Tobacco Endgame Strategies
- 19. In and Across Bureaucracy