Global policymakers will soon consider a policy of requiring that only reduced-nicotine cigarettes can be manufactured or sold. This may sound good, but as someone who has studied tobacco for decades, I believe it is premature to deploy this as a tool to improve global health.
In Hong Kong, we are all sardines. Illustration by Disillusionist (CC BY-ND 4.0)
SriLankan Airlines – Airbus A330-243, 4R-ALG touches the runway at London Heathrow. Image from Flickr by Michael Garnett. CC BY-NC 2.0
If a doctor has a substance abuse issue (or is suspected of having one) or needs mental health care, he or she is often referred to something called a Physician Health Program (PHP). In principle, these programs are intended to help doctors with substance abuse disorders and mental health problems.
Back part of the seat of political party VMRO-DPMNE in Skopje, Macedonia. Photo: GV, CC BY.