Could Denmark’s plan to limit youth tobacco use provoke ‘a reverse outcome’?

A new Danish government plan to curb the consumption of tobacco and nicotine among young people is facing criticism from international advocates of reduced-risk nicotine products, who say it could fuel the illicit market and push users away from safer alternatives to cigarette smoking.

The plan, which resulted from a cross-party agreement between the country’s governing coalition and some opposition parties, was unveiled earlier this month by Denmark’s health ministry with the declared aim of reducing child mortality as well as youth consumption of tobacco, nicotine and alcohol products.

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter/health & science editor
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector. Tiziana holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Cagliari and she’s a graduate of the Carlo De Martino school of journalism in Milan.

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