London, November 4, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction (GSTHR) 2020 Published by the UK Public Health Agency Knowledge conversion (KAC) demonstrates an urgent need to reduce tobacco losses, enabling smokers to switch to safer nicotine products to eliminate smoke that causes death and disease.
In a world-first, report shows It’s a guess 98m People use these products globally: 68m vapers, 20 meters Hot tobacco products and using 10 m Using US Smokeless or Pasteurized Oral Snus – shows the huge demand for safer alternatives.
However, these numbers are dwarfed by 1.1 billion smokers globally – a figure that has remained stagnant for two decades despite billions spent on tobacco control. Eight million people die each year from smoking-related illness.
In today’s time Open-access online launch, Hosted with co Lilongwe-Bed NGO THR Malawi, The report authors show that both access to and adoption of safe nicotine products is largely the preserve of high-income countries, while 80 percent of the world’s smokers live in low and middle-income countries that implement tobacco control Or are equipped to perform smoking-related treatments. Disease.
Report good How the Tobacco Control Policy on the WHO finds out that America’s billions of dollars of wealth is being affected by a campaign against tobacco harm reduction, while misinformation is discouraging smokers from turning to safer products.
Of GSTHR Live data mapping resourceStarted with Burning case, Indicating that safe nicotine products are being banned or dangerously unregulated in many countries – while deadly combustible tobacco is the only restriction. Bhutan.
Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London, and KAC Director, Professor Gerry Stimson, Say 1.1 billion is better for smokers. “Integrated into tobacco control, harm reduction can be a gamechanger in the fight against non-communicable disease,” he said. “Global tobacco control policy makers should listen to consumers and deliver policies that focus on reducing smoking-related deaths in every way.”
Burning case executive editor Harry Shapiro Agree with this “Reduction in tobacco losses can become a real consumer-borne public health success. Instead, we are witnessing the beginning of a war on nicotine. “
Guest speaker pro at today’s launch David nut, DrugScience The founder, argues that tobacco is “probably the worst example of scientific refusal since Copernicus’ actions were banned in 1616 by the Catholic Church for denying the opportunity for harm reduction.”
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