This report was inspired by the drug harm reduction reports of Harm Reduction International which have been published on a biennial basis since 2006. The ambition is similarly to publish the GSTHR every two years complemented by regular website updates.

The report is published by Knowledge Action Change, a company dedicated to the promotion of harm reduction to improve health, and funded through a grant from the Foundation for a Smoke Free World. The information has been collated and analysed from several national and international academic, business intelligence, regulatory and public data sources with sections informed and validated by key informants.