The GSTHR report maps for the first time the global, regional and national availability and use of safer nicotine products, the regulatory responses to these products, and the public health potential of tobacco harm reduction.
Every six seconds someone dies from a smoking-related disease and the problem is likely to worsen; the steep smoking declines in richer countries are slowing while in poorer countries smoking is set to rise. Existing forms of tobacco control are proving insufficient. While many people give up smoking, on their own or with medicinal products, many fail. ‘Quit or die’ is no longer the only option for those who cannot give up. Safer nicotine products offer another way. There is substantial international, independent evidence that these products are demonstrably safer than cigarettes. These potential lifesaving products could lead to a global revolution in public health.
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
In 2018, more than $800 billion was generated through the sale of #combustiblecigarette sales yet signs of change are evident in markets led by product innovation and consumer demand. This report identifies the key players in nicotine delivery. http://bit.ly/2Rj5QP5
In a major policy shift, @RACGP has endorsed vaping nicotine for Australian smokers in the latest national smoking cessation guidelines published today: http://bit.ly/2RUhleF
The @Surgeon_General has led efforts to end smoking yet has failed to prioritize #smokingcessation for the past 30 years. Read @EY_Parthenon’s report highlighting how the failure to expand access to effective cessation tools hampers progress. #CessationSGR http://bit.ly/2RnzG4F
2020 Briefing Paper - Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Millions of lives will be saved if the recommendations of this report are implemented! We could #endsmoking if we got behind the ideas here. @SmokeFreeFdn @INNCOorg @WHO https://gsthr.org/report/2020-briefing-paper
Almost 70% of smokers in the U.S. want to quit & nearly half have tried to quit in the last year. Only about 4% will be successful. The 2018 EY Parthenon report shows that solutions on the market only help a small percentage of smokers quit. #CessationSGR http://bit.ly/2S5ogDy
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