2022 Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Program Open

Knowledge Action Change (K.A.C) tobacco harm reduction Scholarship program began accepting applications on September 1st.

2022 Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Program Open
Courtesy of K.A.C

Knowledge Action Change (K.A.C) tobacco harm reduction Scholarship program began accepting applications on September 1st. Launched in 2018, the scholarship program has had an unprecedented global impact with Scholars on six continents completing a wide range of successful projects.

Through the program, KAC has already built an extensive new network of advocates raising awareness of tobacco harm reduction around the world, especially in Africa. So far, Scholars have been based in 33 countries.

Tobacco harm reduction using safer nicotine products (SNP) has the potential to help millions of smokers move away from smoking. Most people who smoke want to improve their health but many had been unable to quit smoking until the arrival of safer nicotine products. Progress has been slow, but the Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction, a KAC project, estimates that since the introduction of vaping devices and heated tobacco products at the start of this century, around 100 million people have switched either to these products or to Swedish snus or nicotine pouches.

For the last decade, KAC has been at the forefront of advocacy for tobacco harm reduction. Since 2011, their team has been building alliances with consumers, academics, researchers, regulators, and policymakers, drawing on our collective experience of harm reduction in response to HIV/AIDS and illicit drug use.

The aim of their scholarship program is to attract a passionate and diverse group of new advocates into the field from across the globe. They want to inspire them to take the movement into the future. They wanted to find the researchers of tomorrow. To do this, they created and developed the Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Program (THRSP).

“The scholarship program is aimed at finding talented individuals with an interest in tobacco harm reduction.” Jon Derricott, THRSP Program manager.

For more information on how to submit an application, visit their website https://thrsp.net/scholarship-programme/