Quiz #1 - THR basics

This quiz has 13 true/false and multiple choice questions. The quiz can be solved as many times as you need. The result of the test is converted to the percentage scale of 0-100%.


Harm reduction in smoking can be achieved by providing smokers with safer nicotine products that are acceptable and effective cigarette substitutes.


People smoke for the effect of tar they inhale, but illness and premature death results from the nicotine.


Globally, more women than men die due to tobacco use.


If we take advantage of new cessation and harm reduction technologies, we can expect 3-4 million fewer annual deaths from tobacco within the next decades.


In data presented in Derek Yach’s article “Accelerating an end to smoking…” the decrease in smoking and other forms of tobacco consumption is stronger in women and young girls.


In Derek Yach’s article “Accelerating an end to smoking…”, the author points out changes and issues that should be introduced in the Framework Convention of Tobacco Control:

Public perception of nicotine should interact with available scientific evidence

Support tobacco industries in countries where the demand is declining

Regulate and tax nicotine products proportionately to the risk these products pose to the public

Support tobacco farmers in producing clean, high quality tobacco


In the UK, the government approved harm reduction measures as early as:

In the 1920s

In the 1930s

In the 1960s

In the 1980s


The main conclusions of the 2016 Royal College of Physicians report “Nicotine without smoke. Tobacco harm reduction” are all below except:

Many smokers have succeeded in quitting simply by substituting tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes

Tobacco harm reduction is as a complement to conventional tobacco control policies

Nicotine increases heart rate and blood pressure, and has a range of local irritant effects, but is not a carcinogen

Tobacco harm reduction should not be used with psychiatric patients due to the neurocognitive side effects of nicotine


Which groups need most attention when creating harm reduction programs for nicotine users?

People with pneumonia and old females

People with tuberculosis and people with schizophrenia

Children and adolescents

The remaining four questions are based on the GSTHR 2020 Report and GSTHR Nicotine FAQ


In over 80 countries there are no specific laws covering e-cigarettes.


Over 30 countries, including Australia, Brazil, India and Thailand, ban the sale of nicotine vaping products.


In countries where e-cigarettes are regulated, they are usually treated as a “medical product” and sold in pharmacies


Estimates for 2020 show that globally, 68 million people use nicotine vaping devices (e-cigarettes).

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