Nicotine harm reduction and youth uptake
The greatest concern around nicotine harm reduction is that it could result in greater nicotine use among youth never smokers. Some argue that this would be a gateway to smoking uptake, but others argue that any form of nicotine use among youth is dangerous and could have a long-standing impact on their health. The UK’s approach to regulation is to manage the risks of youth never smoker uptake whilst maximising the benefits of using e-cigarettes to stop smoking; the US currently places much more emphasis on the risks of uptake. This presentation will analyse the evidence relating to this issue and what future research should focus on in this area.