Burning Issues

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Knowledge-Action-Change is set to launch a new report documenting the advances and significant challenges facing tobacco harm reduction in 2020.

Titled, “Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020,” the report will be released Nov. 4, 2020.

The report is the second in a biennial series from the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction (GSTHR), a project established to map the development of tobacco harm reduction and use, availability and regulatory responses to safer nicotine products around the world.

The launch event, being held in partnership with THR Malawi, will be livestreamed over three interactive sessions from London; Lilongwe, Malawi; and locations around the world. Guest speakers include the neuropsychopharmacologist David Nutt, Australian Member of Parliament Fiona Patten, the Counterfactual’s Clive Bates, INNCO President Samrat Chowdhery, New Nicotine Alliance U.K.’s Martin Cullip and THR Malawi’s Chimwemwe Ngoma.

The audience will also hear from members of the GSTHR team, including Executive Editor Harry Shapiro and Project Director Gerry Stimson, who will explore the report’s findings in detail. Burning Issues addresses both progress and achievements in the field since the first edition was published in 2018 but also identifies the major obstacles preventing tobacco harm reduction from fulfilling its public health potential worldwide.
Registered audience members will be invited to pose their questions live at the end of each panel. Sessions will be available for playback, and the full report will be available for download from Nov. 4. Registration is free.