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Tobacco control, harm reduction and the problem of pleasure

Tobacco control, harm reduction and the problem of pleasure Purpose – This article examines the relationship between tobacco control and tobacco harm reduction, illuminating the differences and similarities between them. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on published sources, the author conducts a critical analysis of the prevailing discourses on tobacco control and tobacco harm reduction. Findings – Although tobacco control and tobacco harm reduction differ in their views on the resolutions to the tobacco “problem”, they manifest similar underlying assumptions about the nature of “the smoker” and are equally silent on the topic of pleasure. Originality/value – This article emphasises the need for tobacco harm reduction to take pleasure seriously and highlights the limitations of approaches focused exclusively on risk and harm reduction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Drugs and Alcohol Today Emerald Publishing

Tobacco control, harm reduction and the problem of pleasure

Drugs and Alcohol Today , Volume 13 (2): 8 – Jun 7, 2013

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1745-9265
DOI
10.1108/DAT-03-2013-0013
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Abstract

Purpose – This article examines the relationship between tobacco control and tobacco harm reduction, illuminating the differences and similarities between them. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing on published sources, the author conducts a critical analysis of the prevailing discourses on tobacco control and tobacco harm reduction. Findings – Although tobacco control and tobacco harm reduction differ in their views on the resolutions to the tobacco “problem”, they manifest similar underlying assumptions about the nature of “the smoker” and are equally silent on the topic of pleasure. Originality/value – This article emphasises the need for tobacco harm reduction to take pleasure seriously and highlights the limitations of approaches focused exclusively on risk and harm reduction.

Journal

Drugs and Alcohol TodayEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 7, 2013

Keywords: Tobacco; Nicotine; Harm reduction; Addiction; Pleasure

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