Tobacco Control

Union experts advise the precautionary principle on heated tobacco products

The Union published an official position statement on a new generation of tobacco products that are being aggressively marketed by the tobacco industry as ‘reduced risk’.

The statement’s key message for countries developing legislation on heated tobacco products is that there is no long-term evidence on health impacts. It strongly advises the application of the precautionary principle until there is legitimate and objective research.

The paper sets heated tobacco products in the decades-long context of tobacco industry operations around harm reduction products and the so-called ‘research’ it has generated to support these claims and promote their vested interests.

Read The Union’s position statement in full here (PDF 373 KB).