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harm re·duc·tion

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  1. Harm reduction

    Harm reduction is a term that applies to a range of public health policies that are designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with various human behaviors, some of which are illegal. Harm reduction policies are used to manage behaviors such as recreational drug use and sex work in numerous settings that range from services through to geographical regions. Critics of harm reduction typically believe that tolerating risky or illegal behaviour sends a message to the community that such behaviours are acceptable and that some of the actions proposed by proponents of harm reduction do not reduce harm over the long term.

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  1. Harm Reduction

    The application of methods designed to reduce the risk of harm associated with certain behaviors without reduction in frequency of those behaviors. The risk-associated behaviors include ongoing and active addictive behaviors.

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    The numerical value of harm reduction in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

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    The numerical value of harm reduction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Vivek Murthy:

    There've been theories and ideas around the fact that e-cigarettes may be helpful from a harm reduction perspective in helping people who are already on cigarettes (that) have had trouble quitting actually get off cigarettes, if the data indeed bears that out, then I think we should absolutely embrace that and use e-cigarettes in targeted ways.

  2. Mayor Liccardo:

    We require motorists to carry automobile insurance, and the insurance industry appropriately encourages and rewards safe driver behavior. We tax tobacco consumption both to discourage risky behavior and to make sure non-smokers are not forced to subsidize the substantial public health costs generated by smoking-related illnesses and deaths, these successful public health models inspire a similar' harm reduction' approach for firearms.

  3. Daniel Ho:

    E-cigarette use is a controversial topic, while supporters are optimistic about the potential for harm reduction in the minority of established cigarette smokers,( for) which convincing evidence is lacking, this does not seem to justify the potential harm of re-normalizing cigarette smoking, delaying smoking cessation, and escalating to real cigarette smoking, especially among the majority non-smoking young people.

  4. Hank Campbell:

    The CDC's use of surveys to undermine the harm reduction and smoking cessation viability of e-cigarettes is junk science.

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