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Tobacco Harm Reduction

  • Open or CloseSomchai Bovornkitti*

    Department of Medicine, Thailand

    *Corresponding author: Somchai Bovornkitti, Department of Medicine, The Academy of Science, The Royal Society of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

Submission: July 19, 2019;Published: July 26, 2019


Cigarette smoke contain approximately 250 different chemicals known to be harmful to human health. Thousands of harmful chemical substances produce by the combustion of tobacco. The health impacts such as cancer and chronic lung disease are not only associated with smokers but also people who are exposed to secondhand smoke. Tobacco Harm Reduction is a concept to minimize the impacts of tobacco on the individual and on society at large. A key component of this strategy is using alternative source of nicotine as a substitute to tobacco cigarettes. Electronic cigarette and heated tobacco are alternatives that might have potential in reduce harm from smokes. This paper elaborates on available research associated with electronic cigarette and heated tobacco with harm reduction and risk perspective.

Keywords: Tobacco cigarettes; Nicotine replacement therapy; E-cigarettes; Tobacco harm reduction

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