A Directory of Tobacco Harm Reduction Experts for Inquiring Media
Posted Oct 23 2013 3:59pm
Mass media are in complete denial of the voluminous scientific literature supporting e-cigarettes as harm-reduction products. A recent report on National Public Radio ( here ) is representative. The host set up the story in classic fashion, pitting “expert” harm reduction naysayers against lay e-cigarette users, store owners and marketers. The argument was settled before it began.
Are the media unable to find tobacco research and policy experts who support e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction? Although we are relatively few, we are widely published and highly visible – testifying, editorializing, providing interviews when invited. Independent and articulate authorities on tobacco harm reduction in the U.S. include:
Carl Phillips from Consumer Advocates for Smoke Free Alternatives ( here )