Thursday, October 20, 2011

New England Journal of Medicine Promotes Failed Policies for Smoking Control

Interesting tobacco harm reduction post from the Tobacco Truth blog

The New England Journal of Medicine on September 29 published a commentary (here) promoting “total abstinence” with behavioral therapy and medicines, a strategy that has failed to help over 90% of smokers who tried to quit. The article, by Michael Fiore and Timothy Baker of the University of Wisconsin, reflects the nation’s dual obsession with smoking as a disease and nicotine- and tobacco-abstinence as the only cure....

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