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Global Forum on Nicotine Seeks to Accelerate Harm Reduction for All

At a hotel in central Warsaw, hundreds of public health experts, consumer advocates for safer nicotine alternatives, industry representatives and…

June 24, 2022

FDA Accused of Spreading Misinformation at E-Cigarette Summit

The annual E-Cigarette Summit in Washington, DC, is perhaps the most eclectic conference in tobacco control. Consumer advocates, vape shop…

May 19, 2022

Rebranded AIDS United Fund Looks to Harm Reduction’s Future

Syringe service programs (SSP) in the United States began as acts of civil disobedience by drug users in the early…

April 22, 2022

Youth Overdose Crisis Swells Because Drug Warriors “Cried Wolf”

Since time immemorial—well, the early 20th century—youth have been inundated with messages about the extreme dangers of drugs. From Reefer…

April 12, 2022

MDMA in the Womb Room: My Witches Tea Party Experience

On Halloween night, I was invited to attend a costumed “Witches Tea Party” in New York City with my band.…

March 25, 2022

“Largest-Ever” Harm Reduction Ad Campaign Demands Services, Honors the Dead

You can now participate in an online memorial to honor over 1 million lives lost to overdose in the United…

February 17, 2022

The Ex-DA Using Manhattan Institute Platform to Attack Reform Prosectors

The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research is a big deal in US public safety debates. Cofounded by Reagan CIA Director…

February 10, 2022

Senate Candidate’s Blunt Ad on Drug-War Targeting of Black Louisianans

In 1992, then-presidential candidate and Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton disclosed that he had experimented with cannabis in his youth. “I…

January 21, 2022

Tobacco Harm Reduction Is for the Birds, According to the CDC

I didn’t know much about birdwatching until a very recent trip to Costa Rica when I signed on for a…

January 14, 2022

I Want to Reclaim My Voice From “Light Up the Night”

My motivation for being a drug-user organizer has always been to build a different world, after discovering that I didn’t…

January 14, 2022