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The WHO Prioritizes Youth Who Don’t Smoke Over Adults Who Do

The World Health Organization recently held its 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control…

February 23, 2024

Never Too Late: Quitting Smoking at Any Age Slashes Cancer Risk

Quitting cigarettes at any age greatly reduces your risk of cancer, according to a major new study. Its findings should…

February 22, 2024

At Hostile COP10, Threats to Tobacco Harm Reduction Postponed

The worst threats of the World Health Organization’s COP10 tobacco control conference to global harm reduction access were averted, for…

February 20, 2024

Why Isn’t Tobacco Harm Reduction Prioritized for Unhoused People?

People experiencing homelessness are among a number of marginalized groups who remain acutely vulnerable to smoking-related harms, even as global…

February 7, 2024

Are People Who Smoke Sick? Or Just Unaware of Better Options?

When the dangers of cigarette smoking were recognized in the 1950s and ‘60s, physicians assumed that tobacco would be treated…

February 5, 2024

Watch: Mandela Asked This Harm Reductionist, “How Can I Be Helpful?”

Dr. Kgosi Letlape has been a passionate and relentless activist on the side of “the underdog,” as he puts it,…

January 31, 2024

“Marlboro Kids” in the ’70s, in Search of Cigarettes and Adulthood

The American Bicentennial was a very prolific time in my life. I had just completed fifth grade, and would be…

January 30, 2024

UK Makes Cytisine Available as Prescription Smoking-Cessation Drug

For people in the United Kingdom who wish to quit smoking, a new oral pharmaceutical option, cytisine, became available on…

January 23, 2024

WHO Renews Tobacco Harm Reduction Attacks in Runup to COP10

Postponing its 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control hasn’t stopped the World Health…

January 11, 2024

Tobacco Harm Reduction Consumers Speak Out at EU Parliament

On December 5, the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, held an unprecedented event, titled “Harm Reduction: The Road to a…

January 3, 2024