Tobacco harm reduction
policies are being embraced
by health authorities
around the world.
In Africa, they could help prevent
What do the experts say?
“Consumers are demanding new, less harmful, user-friendly, effective and fast-acting nicotine products, which can be used as substitutes for cigarettes.”
– Dr Delon Human, CEO, Africa Harm Reduction Alliance
“We are not in the position we were in twenty years ago when you spoke about nicotine and tobacco. Beyond nicotine replacement therapies, there were no other alternatives on the table. We are now in a totally different position where there are other alternatives.”
– Dr Kgosi Letlape, President Africa Harm Reduction Alliance
“Tobacco Harm Reduction is all about one thing: getting serious about saving lives by acknowledging that the majority of harm caused by cigarettes is from the burning of tobacco, which releases dangerous toxicants.”
– Joseph Magero, Chairman of Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA)
“Countries that have put cessation and harm reduction at the forefront of their tobacco control policies are experiencing the best results. Those that embrace the use of new products like vapes and nicotine pouches have seen their smoking rates fall.”
– Dr Ben Okanga, Physician and Lecturer
“We need to focus on pragmatic policies and tools that help smokers to avoid dying or becoming sick as a result of their addiction as they smoke tobacco. To do otherwise is to abandon Kenya’s three million smokers, many of whom are desperately struggling to quit.”
– Dr Michael Kariuki, Physician