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Quantifying the effects of promoting smokeless tobacco as a harm reduction strategy in the USA
  1. Adrienne B Mejia1,
  2. Pamela M Ling2,
  3. Stanton A Glantz3
  1. 1Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  2. 2Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  3. 3Division of Cardiology and the Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Department of Medicine, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  1. Correspondence to Stanton A Glantz, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, Box 1390, 530 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 366, San Francisco, California 94143-1390, USA; glantz{at}medicine.ucsf.edu

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  • An earlier version of the material in this paper was presented as a plenary lecture at the 2008 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, titled ‘Innovative Approaches to Harm Reduction;’ and the same version as an abstract at the 14th World Conference on Smoking or Health.

  • Funding This work was supported by National Cancer Institute Grant CA-61021, the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. SAG is American Legacy Foundation Distinguished Professor in Tobacco Control. The funding agencies played no role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the article for publication.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • An earlier version of the material in this paper was presented as a plenary lecture at the 2008 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, titled ‘Innovative Approaches to Harm Reduction;’ and the same version as an abstract at the 14th World Conference on Smoking or Health.

  • Funding This work was supported by National Cancer Institute Grant CA-61021, the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. SAG is American Legacy Foundation Distinguished Professor in Tobacco Control. The funding agencies played no role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the article for publication.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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