THR Reports

Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 - Executive Summary

Harry Shapiro - Knowledge•Action•Change

A brief summary of our 2nd GSTHR report which documents the development of tobacco harm reduction and use, availability and regulatory responses to safer nicotine products around the worl

Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 - Executive Summary PDF, English
Актуальные вопросы: Глобальное состояние снижения вреда от табака в 2020 году Сводный отчет PDF, Russian
القضايا المُلحة: المبادرة العالمية للحد من أضرار التبغ 2020 الملخص التنفيذي PDF, Arabic
Asuntos candentes: Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 Resumen Ejecutivo PDF, Spanish
Questões Urgentes: O Estado Global da Redução de Danos do Tabaco 2020. Resumo Executivo PDF, Portuguese
Maswala ya moto: Hali ya Ulimwengu ya Upunguzaji wa Athari za Tumbaku 2020 Ufupisho PDF, Swahili
Des enjeux cruciaux : Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 PDF, French
紧迫挑战:2020年全球烟草减害现状(GSTHR) PDF, Chinese (Mandarin)
Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 - Executive Summary (Hindi) PDF, Hindi

No Fire, No Smoke - Executive Summary

Harry Shapiro - Knowledge•Action•Change

Executive Summary of "No Fire, No Smoke: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018". The executive summary is available in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

No Fire, No Smoke - Executive Summary PDF, English
Sumário Executivo - Sem fogo, Sem fumaça PDF, Portuguese
Resumen Ejecutivo - Ni fuego, ni humo PDF, Spanish
Ringkasan Eksekutif - Tidak Ada Api, Tidak Ada Asap PDF, Indonesian
Rapport de synthèse - Il n’y a pas de fumée sans feu PDF, French
No Fire, No Smoke - Executive Summary PDF, Chinese (Mandarin)
No Fire, No Smoke - Executive Summary PDF, Arabic
No Fire, No Smoke - Executive Summary PDF, Hindi
Executive Summary - No Fire, No Smoke PDF, Japanese
Podsumowanie - Nie ma dymu bez ognia PDF, Polish
Краткий отчет - Ни огня, ни дыма PDF, Russian

Fighting the Last War: the WHO and International Tobacco Control

Harry Shapiro (UK) - K•A•C

The latest report from K∙A∙C’s Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction (GSTHR) argues that “tobacco control policy is frozen in time” while “innovative non-combustible nicotine technology and supporting evidence have moved forwards”. The status quo keeps adult smokers smoking rather than switching to safer nicotine, favouring the tobacco industry.

Fighting the Last War: the WHO and International Tobacco Control PDF, English

Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020

Harry Shapiro - Knowledge•Action•Change

Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 is the second in our biennial GSTHR series which documents the development of tobacco harm reduction and the use, availability and regulatory responses to safer nicotine products around the world. Burning Issues picks up the story after our first GSTHR report, No Fire, No Smoke, published in 2018.

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Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 PDF, English
紧迫挑战:2020年全球烟草减害现状(GSTHR) PDF, Chinese (Mandarin)
Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 Website page, English
Des enjeux cruciaux : Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 PDF, French

Tobacco Harm Reduction and the Right to Health

Ruth Goldsmith - Knowledge•Action•Change

Tobacco harm reduction and the right to health offers an introduction and overview of key issues in tobacco harm reduction, its public health potential and its relationship with human rights. The report is available in English and 12 other languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili.

Tobacco harm reduction and the right to health PDF, English
التقلیل من أضرار التبغ والحق في الصحة PDF, Arabic
烟草减害与健康权 PDF, Chinese (Mandarin)
Pengurangan bahaya tembakau dan hak atas kesehatan PDF, Indonesian
Upunguzaji wa athari za tumbaku na haki za afya PDF, Swahili
たばこハームリダクションと健康への権利 PDF, Japanese
La réduction du risque tabagique et le droit à la santé PDF, French
Снижение вреда от табака и право на здоровье PDF, Russian
Die Reduzierung von durch Tabak verursachten Schäden und das Recht auf Gesundheit PDF, German
Redução dos efeitos nocivos do tabaco e o direito à saúde PDF, Portuguese
Redukcja szkód wywołanych paleniem tytoniu i prawo do zdrowia PDF, Polish
Reducción de daños por tabaquismo y el derecho a la salud PDF, Spanish
Tobacco Harm Reduction and the Right to Health PDF, Hindi
Tobacco Harm Reduction and the Right to Health Website page, English

Tobacco Harm Reduction: A Burning Issue for Asia

Harry Shapiro

The focus of this GSTHR briefing is Asia. Sixty per cent of the world’s smokers live in this region and almost half the global deaths from smoking occur here. Asia is also home to nine in every ten users of smokeless tobacco (SLT), leading to high rates of oral cancer. In a number of countries, public health is severely undermined where governments either control or have a significant stake in domestic tobacco companies. New solutions are needed to tackle the public health threat from smoking and tobacco use - but safer nicotine products are banned in many countries. Would tobacco harm reduction improve public health in Asia? And if so - what are the obstacles that stand in its way?

The formal launch event for the briefing took place online on Sunday 18 April 2021 and was co-hosted with Association of Vapers India.

Tobacco Harm Reduction: A Burning Issue for Asia PDF, English
Tobacco Harm Reduction: A Burning Issue for Asia Website page, English

No Fire, No Smoke: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018

Harry Shapiro - Knowledge•Action•Change

No Fire, No Smoke: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018 was the first in the series of biennial GSTHR reports. Inspired by the drug harm reduction reports of Harm Reduction International, published on a biennial basis since 2006, this landmark publication was the first to document the history and development of tobacco harm reduction, as well as use, availability and regulatory responses to safer nicotine products around the world.

The full report is available in English and Mandarin.

No Fire, No Smoke – the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018 PDF, English
无火,无烟气:2018年全球烟草减害现状 Document, Chinese (Mandarin)