Explain how frequency reduction and risk reduction approaches trade off, and the political tensions surrounding those two approaches, using as illustrations the following policy proposals:
1. Needle exchange for heroin users
2. Allowing makers of smokeless tobacco products, and of reduced-carcinogen cigarettes, to make scientifically valid claims of reduced risk compared to smoking normal cigarettes
3. Publicizing the possible neuroprotective effect of fluoxetine (Prozac) and other SSRI’s if taken four hours after MDMA (ecstasy)
4. Condom distribution
5. Adding B vitamins to whisky to reduce Korsakov’s psychosis among alcoholics.
6. Firearms instruction for children.
Extra credit for explaining why expressing doubt about (1) or (4), or endorsing (2) or (6), will get you lynched at a public health convention.