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Tob Control. 2017 Mar;26(e1):e35-e36. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053150. Epub 2016 Jun 29.

Paying more attention to the 'elephant in the room'.

Abstract

This commentary argues that a nicotine reduction strategy for tobacco control is a secondary strategy to the wider availability of low toxin forms of nicotine to give smokers a viable alternative to cigarettes. Failure to confront the likely reality of continued nicotine use and to make it as low in harm as possible may prolong the tobacco epidemic.

KEYWORDS:

Addiction; Electronic nicotine delivery devices; End game; Harm Reduction; Nicotine

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