Early interest focused on pseudo-cigarettes. Why?. Fascination with high-tech products First “splash” (Premier, mid-1980s) Promised large decreases in a major class of toxicants, with a new delivery mechanism. Interest has switched to other categories of PREPs.
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Different reasons for different categories
Year % filters
“Low-yield” (low tar and nicotine) cigarettes, the response to the smoking-and-health scare of the late 1960s, early 1970s
Year % low t/n
1967-70 (avg.) 3
1971-74 (avg.) 8
Should smokeless tobacco products be promoted as potential harm-reduction products? (Risks being accused of tobacco control heresy…)
How can we properly educate health professionals and the public about harm reduction? What do we tell them?