Sunday, December 04, 2011

Tobacco Harm Reduction in the UK

Many people wish to stop smoking due to the possible impact on their health or that of their close families. The problem is that it is a complex and powerfully-compelling habit, and not only that - many people find their lives are improved by smoking due to its beneficial effects on stress, cognitive ability and depression, a fact supported by many research projects. This means there are two strong reasons for people to continue to smoke: it is very hard to stop, and some people's lives are better while smoking.

Tobacco Harm Reduction is about finding acceptable solutions to this conundrum. It involves the substitution of a less-harmful replacement for the original product. Since the principal danger is in the smoke, not the nicotine, the object is usually to find a way to supply nicotine without smoke. Complete article...

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