Tobacco harm reduction and the evolution of nicotine dependence.

  title={Tobacco harm reduction and the evolution of nicotine dependence.},
  author={Mark J Parascandola},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={101 4},
In recent years, a renewed debate has developed around the potential for modified tobacco products to play a role in reducing tobacco-related harm. During the 1960s and 1970s medical experts recommended to smokers who could not quit that they switch to cigarettes with lower tar and nicotine content. At the time, survey data suggested that smokers who switched did not compensate for the reduction in nicotine by increasing their intake. However, public health scientists were hindered in their… CONTINUE READING