Tobacco Control in the 21st century from a socio-ethical perspective
Tobacco use and tobacco harm reduction are not only issues relevant to the medical science addressing risk, benefit and health outcomes; it is also about behavior, public perception, communication, and subsequent decision making and regulation. The complex sociopolitical and ethical aspects of tobacco control in the 21st century will be the subject of this presentation, with a specific focus on the issues relevant to tobacco harm reduction. The presentation will address the approach of tobacco control towards harm reduction, the use of the precautionary principle in preparing regulatory frameworks and the obligation of science to have an open-minded, honest and evidence-based approach, beyond ideologies and prejudice.
Speaker: Konstantinos Farsalinos
Chair: Konstantinos Poulas