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.