Takeaways From Filter’s Tobacco Harm Reduction and Health Justice Event
1. Panic around the US teen vaping “epidemic” sidelines the pressing issue of harm reduction for marginalized populations.
2. Prohibitionist tobacco control is often just another articulation of oppression.
3. Technology makes tobacco harm reduction a reality—but we need better messaging.
Filter launched in September 2018 and is based in New York City. Its mission is to advocate through journalism for rational and compassionate approaches to drug use, drug policy and human rights.