R Street’s Harm-Reduction program aims for integrated harm reduction with tobacco, opioid and sexual behavior as central elements. We believe that “abstinence only” approaches to risky behaviors will not work on a population-wide basis. As such, we emphasize harm-reduction approaches that accept that harmful behavior may continue even as we seek to mitigate – if not eliminate – the harms involved.
Peter Hajek et al.
by: Carrie Wade
both Public Health England and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering
and Medicine acknowledge that completely switching from…
One would think that in a country with 100 million adult smokers, health officials would do anything to prevent the consumption of cigarettes.
Yet, India is pushing for bans and regulations…
Smoking combustible cigarettes causes nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. Decades of abstinence-only smoking interventions have reduced smoking rates, but decreases have begun to stagnate and…
Authors: Yea-Hung Chen et al.
Reviewed by: Chelsea Boyd
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, commonly known as PrEP, has changed the
landscape of HIV prevention. Available since 2012, the daily pill that…
Ironically enough, lawmakers are ignoring copious amounts of research finding e-cigarettes can save states money. For instance, the R Street Institute estimated Medicaid…
Chairman Joyce and members of the
Albany County Legislature:
The R Street Institute is a nonprofit,
nonpartisan public policy research organization based out of Washington,
D.C. We strive to…
Coachella, the giant annual music and arts festival in California’s Colorado Desert, began April 12 and ends nine days later. As America’s largest event of its kind, it kicks off festival season…
The FDA has yet to approve
any product for a “Modified Risk Tobacco Product” (MRTP) marketing designation since
the first application was received in 2015. The MRTP designation may be awarded to…