Use + Harm Reduction

NZ Hospital Leads the Way by Giving Vapes to Patients Who Smoke

The Whanganui District Health Board (DHB) has announced that its hospital on New Zealand’s North Island will go smoke-free on…

June 23, 2022

Quitting Kratom Reminded Me How Little Drugs Have to Do With Addiction

“I admitted I was powerless over my addiction” is a phrase I only uttered under extreme duress, monitored by a…

June 23, 2022

My Overdose on “Benzo Dope” Was Part of a Current Wave

It’s hard to write a story about events of which you have almost no recollection. But as the days pass,…

June 22, 2022

“Gone With the Smoke”—San Francisco Harm Reductionist Talks Vapes

Jason Norelli is a harm reduction navigation manager at Glide in San Francisco. I interviewed him for the video above at…

June 15, 2022

Authorizing Very Low Nicotine Cigarettes Is Short-Sighted

In a surprising decision at the end of 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a new tobacco company,…

June 14, 2022

Hep C Outreach and Anonymity at Harm Reduction Vending Machines

Vending machines have proven to be an unexpected but largely successful harm reduction tool in numerous countries. In jurisdictions such…

June 10, 2022

The Nationwide Reach of Harmful Drug “Paraphernalia” Laws

A new report published by the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, examines how federal and state drug “paraphernalia” laws…

June 8, 2022

The Right to Health Means the Right to Tobacco Harm Reduction

A brutal culture war is raging on the role of harm reduction to hasten the end of smoking. But as…

June 7, 2022

Ipswich, MA, Considers Opening Its First Syringe Program

The town of Ipswich, Massachusetts is considering establishing a syringe service program (SSP). The effort to do so mirrors local…

June 2, 2022

Cannabis Research Has Rocketed in Recent Years, Despite Prohibition

The volume of studies on marijuana has “grown steeply” over the past couple decades as more US states and countries…

May 31, 2022