Research Article: Tobacco Substitutes: Snus and Harm Reduction

Date Published: October 30, 2007

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Author(s): Maia Szalavitz

Abstract: None

Partial Text: How can you even have a debate over whether to publish data on snus [1]? No medical journal even contemplated not publishing data on needle exchange to prevent HIV—which continues addiction just as surely as snus does, while similarly producing a dramatic reduction in the risk of death. Journals don’t censor data on nicotine replacement or methadone maintenance or buprenorphine or even heroin maintenance, which continue physical dependence if not always addiction. They even publish data on amphetamine maintenance!



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