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IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 530: Truth Telling about Tobacco and Nicotine

13 Feb 2019

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 530: Truth Telling about Tobacco and Nicotine

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16040530

Authors:
Rachelle Annechino
Tamar M.J. Antin

Research suggests that many people in the US are misinformed about the relative harms of various tobacco and nicotine products. Concerns about public misinformation have often been framed as relevant only to the degree that public health institutions agree to prioritize conventional approaches to tobacco harm reduction. We argue that while the information priorities of public health professionals are important, ethical and credible information sharing also requires consideration of broader issues related to public trust. To promote trust, public health institutions must develop truth telling relationships with the communities they serve and be genuinely responsive to what people themselves want to know about tobacco and nicotine products.

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