About Asia Harm Reduction Forum

Asia Harm Reduction Forum is a discussion and networking platform designed to facilitate exchange of ideas among health practitioners, policy makers, academics, and consumers from across Asia and the Pacific on the issue of tobacco harm reduction. There is today an urgent necessity for Asian countries to get a better understanding on tobacco harm reduction and its role as a potential solution for smokers addicted to cigarette.

The key objectives of the Asia Harm Reduction Forum are:

  • To disseminate knowledge from the global public health perspective about tobacco and nicotine harm reduction and to raise awareness and debate about the concept of harm reduction.
  • To exchange ideas among participants on how best to move forward on the topics of harm reduction from scientific, public health, regulatory and social perspectives.

Asia Harm Reduction Forum was initiated in November 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.