Harm Reduction 101
Harm reduction is about life. Improving life. Protecting life.
You already know about harm reduction through your use of seat belts, sunscreen, designated drivers, and helmets. Learn more below about how harm reduction has helped with HIV/AIDS, alcohol, and other health issues, and how it can help reduce the death and disease from cigarettes for a billion of our neighbors worldwide.
Around the world, more people die each year from smoking cigarettes than HIV/AIDS, alcohol, drug overdoses, and car accidents combined.
Leading scholars have identified an opportunity to fix this. It’s called Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR).
Estimated Annual Deaths Worldwide
- Drug Overdose: 585,000 5.9% 5.9%
- HIV/AIDS: 770,000 7.7% 7.7%
- Car Crashes: 1,350,000 13.5% 13.5%
- Alcohol: 3,000,000 30% 30%
- Cigarette Smoking: 7,000,000 70% 70%
WHAT IS TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION?
In this video, world-renowned experts from the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (UK) share the science behind THR.
Significant REDUCTION in Harm
In this video, Kellie Ann Forbes BScN from the Vaping Advocacy and Education Project (Canada) discusses relative safety risks of various harm reduction products.
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