Estimating the harms of nicotine-containing products using the MCDA approach.

  title={Estimating the harms of nicotine-containing products using the MCDA approach.},
  author={David J. Nutt and Lawrence D. Phillips and David J. K. Balfour and H. Valerie Curran and Martin Dockrell and J A - Stryker Foulds and Karl Olov Fagerstrom and Kgosi Letlape and Anders Milton and Riccardo Polosa and John Ramsey and David T Sweanor},
  journal={European addiction research},
  volume={20 5},
BACKGROUND An international expert panel convened by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs developed a multi-criteria decision analysis model of the relative importance of different types of harm related to the use of nicotine-containing products. METHOD The group defined 12 products and 14 harm criteria. Seven criteria represented harms to the user, and the other seven indicated harms to others. The group scored all the products on each criterion for their average harm worldwide… CONTINUE READING
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