WHAT IS AFRICA TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION FORUM Africa tobacco harm reduction forum is a discussion and networking platform designed to facilitate exchange of ideas among health practitioners, policy makers, academics, and consumers from across Africa on the issue of tobacco harm reduction. There is today an urgent necessity for African countries to get a better understanding on tobacco harm reduction and its role as a potential solution for smokers addicted to cigarette smoking. The key objectives of the forum are:
– To disseminate knowledge from the global public health perspective about nicotine and tobacco harm reduction and to raise awareness and debate about the concept of harm reduction. – Present, discuss, and challenge recent data related to this topic – To exchange ideas among participants on how best to move forward on the topics of harm reduction from scientific, public health, regulatory and social perspectives. – Provide an environment where regulatory authorities and policy makers may present to the scientific and medical communities their prospective course of action.