Tobacco Harm Reduction 2010: The Book

Our new book, Tobacco Harm Reduction 2010: a yearbook of recent research and analysis, is now available for public download; see its home page at our website for details ; please use this blog entry as a home for any comments you have about it.

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  • Elaine Keller  On June 17, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Can someone explain the dedication?

    “Dedicated to everyone whose lives converged at 8215-215 or 51540-223.”

    • Paul  On June 22, 2010 at 10:21 am

      Hi Elaine,

      Sorry for the response lag.

      The dedication simply refers to the many RAs, students, colleagues and adjuncts who spent time at either our campus offices or at Carl’s acreage. Not all the names made it into our publications but all contributed to the ambience of the mission. When groups work together a long time on the same project it is not always clear where the ideas came from (partly since given time and the environment it is not unlikely for two people to independently come up with the same brilliant original insight) and this is a small way of acknowledging that.

  • Elaine Keller  On June 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    This link would not work. I did some digging and found that the problem is an extraneous space before “2007”.

    Ballin S. 2007. “Smokefree” tobacco and nicotine products: Reducing the risks of tobacco related disease. (Available at: 2007report/071128_Ballin%20Report_final.pdf).

    Page 37 (49 / 304 in Adobe Acrobat parlance)

    • Paul  On June 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks Elaine….wiill fix that.
      At least the resource is still generally available.

  • Paul  On June 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Elaine,

    Now realize this is probably a formatting issue…trying to make the references look good…one solution might be putting in tinyurls.

  • joseph ElChantiry  On May 16, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I used your book as a reference to support the safety and efficacy of electronic cigarette, I got the reply yesterday and I was mulling it over, but I said to myself these people are credible and as I described you “reference in their field” and deserve a chance to reply. Below what I got from the Health authority:
    “The book on tobacco harm reduction edited by Phillips and Bergen (2010) indicates that the authors are promoters of tobacco harm reduction. The information provided in the report is a compilation of evidence that does not appear to be scientifically reviewed and is considered to support the safety or efficacy of the product”.
    Do you care to reply to this misrepresentation of your work.


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