Harm reduction, public health, and human rights: smokers have a right to be informed of significant harm reduction options.

@article{Kozlowski2002HarmRP,
  title={Harm reduction, public health, and human rights: smokers have a right to be informed of significant harm reduction options.},
  author={Lynn T. Kozlowski},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S55-60
        }
}
Public health policy needs to be assessed for effects on human rights as well as public health. Although promoting harm reduction products to cigarette smokers might lead to greater total public health harm, if the products become too popular, human rights issues also need to be considered. Avoiding, or objecting to, the fair presentation of information on effective harm reduction products to smokers to allow them to make an informed choice to reduce health risk can represent a violation of a… CONTINUE READING

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