Use + Harm Reduction

Epigenetics, Trauma and Addiction: What We Do and Don’t Know

Ever since Gabor Maté discussed epigenetics in his book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (2008), it has become a…

December 21, 2022

To a US Methadone Recipient, Visiting Australia Was Shocking

Asking for help requires humility, but you shouldn’t have to humble yourself into the dirt and kiss someone’s feet to…

December 20, 2022

Pakistan Nicotine-Pouch Surge Brings Harm Reduction Hope in South Asia

Globally, almost a third of tobacco consumers use oral products. Smokeless tobacco (SLT) is generally safer than combustibles. But traditional…

December 16, 2022

End Vape Misinformation, Tobacco Control Experts Urge Surgeon General

In a new paper, a group of leading tobacco control experts urge the US surgeon general and the Centers for…

December 15, 2022

Hurricane Maria Flagged Post-Disaster Drug Harm Reduction Needs

Hurricane Maria was one of the worst natural disasters that the United States—and in particular Puerto Rico—has seen. In September…

December 13, 2022

Free Vapes for Pregnant People Who Smoke, in UK Council Program

In a bid to address health inequality and family poverty, a council in the United Kingdom will soon be handing…

December 12, 2022

Sweden’s Snus Success Story, as Country Nears “Smoke Free” Status

The Swedish government has officially confirmed that smoking rates in the country have dropped to 5.6 percent, setting up the…

December 7, 2022

Managed Alcohol Programs Offer Harm Reduction to Unhoused People

It’s a bitterly cold day in Montreal. The snow is falling in thick, cartoonish flakes, relentless winds have dropped the…

December 6, 2022

Small Vape Shops Save Lives. Many Communities Are Losing Them.

There's an oversimplified notion that only Big Tobacco supports vaping. On the contrary, thousands of small businesses, selling vapor products…

December 5, 2022

Older Adults Who Smoke Are Typically “Forgotten”

A new paper, published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), argues that older adults who smoke are “forgotten,”…

November 29, 2022