: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Report, which maps for the first time the accessibility and consumption of safer nicotine products at the global, regional and national level was timely launched in Geneva at Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in October 2018.

More than 200 copies were distributed to FCTC COP8 attendees, and press releases in several languages went out across the world and were picked up by 500 media outlets. Around 50 people attended the launch to hear about the project from the well know harm reduction specialists Professor Gerry Stimson and Harry Shapiro from KAC and Nancy Sutthoff from the international vaping consumer organisation INNCO.

This inaugural launch of the report was a major step in increasing awareness of the undeniable health benefits that embracing harm reduction would have in the lives of millions of smokers who wish for a reduced risk product as well as the economic gains to society as a whole.

Please see the GSTHR YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-k-ABF0ZuaeT31r5Zain3Q) by John Derricott and Aaron Biebert.

Link to the report: https://gsthr.org/report/full-report

Link to summaries: https://gsthr.org/report/summary