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[Comment] Denicotinised cigarettes

14 Jul 2018

Preventing smoking is crucial to public health. Countries that implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control MPOWER tobacco control policies, which include high taxes, marketing prohibitions, smoke-free policies, media campaigns, and treatment for addicted smokers,1 can substantially reduce smoking prevalence. Such efforts are likely to be enhanced by the availability of consumer nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, for use as smoking substitutes.2 However, since millions of smokers continue to die prematurely every year, and these deaths are avoidable, new policies to accelerate progress towards a world free from smoking are needed.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet