Harm Reduction

In the last 15 years, we’ve witnessed many harm reducing technologies emerge in the field of nicotine consumption: electronic cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices, and the success of snus. While millions of smokers found a less harmful way of consuming nicotine and world-leading research institutions such as the Royal College of Physicians came to the conclusion that these technologies are up to 95% less harmful than the traditional cigarette, many national regulators, parts of the public health community, and the WHO and its FCTC keep condemning nicotine as a whole and refuse to support harm reduction.

The Consumer Choice Center supports the idea of tobacco harm reduction (THR) by allowing innovation in the marketplace and let consumers choose alternative technologies that allow a less harmful way of consuming nicotine. We promote the ideas of legalizing advertisements, marketing, and consumer choice for harm reducing innovations such as electronic cigarettes, heat not burn products, and snus.

A selection of our work on harm reduction can be found below:

Reducing smoking rates: how did Britain and Sweden succeed where Israel failed? (in Hebrew)

San Francisco voters chose to keep ordinance banning flavorings in tobacco products

Ban would impair FDA plan

Make e-cigarettes available to fight tobacco cancer: Experts

The WHO Should Embrace Vaping and Harm Reduction on World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day 2018, here’s why you should switch to e-cigarettes

Das sinnlose Snus-Verbot

How Germany is smoking other countries in e-cigarette regulation

Rhode Island Facing Potential 80% Tax For Second Year In A Row

Pourquoi le tabac sans fumée humide (snus) est-il toujours illégal dans l’UE ?

The Senseless War on Snus

E-Cig Players Respond to FDA Crackdown

Clearing the clouds: Reduced-risk and vaping regulation

FDA tightens marketing standards for top-selling Juul e-cig, cites eBay sales to youths

FDA moving forward on effort to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes

E-cigs for quitting smoking? A cautious thumbs-up from American Cancer Society

The Health 202: Who knew? A top Trump conservative is aggressively taking on tobacco