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GLOBAL STATE OF TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION REPORT, NAIROBI

We are very excited to be hosting Knowledge-Action-Change, a company dedicated to the promotion of harm reduction to improve health, as they launch the GSTHR Report in Nairobi. I am definitely going to be in attendance , I am sure this will be the last nail in the coffin for the conspiracy theorists who are convinced I am a Big Tobacco Agent ! Anyway that’s neither here nor there, i digress…

The “No Fire, No Smoke — the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018” (GSTHR) report maps for the first time the global, regional and national availability and use of safer nicotine products, the regulatory responses to these products, and the public health potential of tobacco harm reduction.The advent of SNP opens up the possibility of a major advance in global public health, helping to bring about the UN goal of reducing non-communicable diseases by a third by 2030 and, moreover, at no cost to governments.

I have been emphasizing for over a year now, the need to incorporate harm reduction in the fight against smoking. My advocacy for this approach stems from a genuine place. If at all we are going to see these deaths from smoking plummet in our lifetime, we MUST include this strategy . My team and I are very inspired and fired up as well to spread the good gospel of harm reduction across our continent. It’s exciting to see KAC grace us with their presence and we are grateful to them for making us part of the conversation. All lives matter .

The event will coincide with the launch our our organization , Campaign For Safer Alternatives.

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