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TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2023, 76, abstr. 59 (also presented at CORESTA SSPT2023)

CORESTA tobacco harm reduction workshop overview

FLORA J.(1); STEVENS R.(2)
(1) Altria Client Services, Richmond, VA, USA; (2) RAI Services Company, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

In June 2022, CORESTA held a Science Day in Paris, France. Presenters included tobacco harm reduction (THR) experts within and outside of the CORESTA membership. Topics covered included the role of nicotine in harm reduction, misperceptions on the harm of nicotine, the challenges and opportunities of harm reduction substantiation, innovation and harm reduction of alternative products, and supply chain integrity. Through guidance from the CORESTA Board and with what we learned from Science Day, a workshop was developed and executed in April 2023, in Antibes, France, to develop insights into how CORESTA can advance the science related to THR. A diverse group of participants were selected by the CORESTA delegates (approximately 70 participants attended), and the workshop was designed to address the following objectives: 1) Identify key areas where CORESTA can advance the science related to THR; 2) Create actionable objectives to advance the key areas of science related to THR; and 3) Develop a recommendation for the infrastructure by which to accomplish the actionable objectives. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the outcomes of the THR Workshop, progress to date, and next steps.