Learn more about the Rural Perspectives on Alternatives to Tobacco Farming and Environmental Degradation in Malawi Working Paper by reading this piece by co-author Axel Klein.

Yuchen Xue notes an oversight in the Lancet’s account of occupational hazards in China-namely, smoking in the workplace. Read more here.

health, science & technology

Complements ongoing tobacco control efforts to accelerate quitting and switching to tobacco harm reduction products while understanding the individual smoker
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agriculture and livelihoods

Aims to diversify tobacco-dependent economies, ensuring that smallholder farmers impacted by the declining demand for tobacco are supported to find sustainable alternative livelihoods
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industry transformation

Focuses on delivering change across the entire global tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem
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a global epidemic

Smoking is the world’s leading cause of preventable death


One Death Every 6 Seconds from Smoking.1


Deaths Annually

There are 7.2 million smoking-related deaths annually, killing more people than hiv/aids, malaria & tuberculosis combined.2


Kills More than 1 Out of Every 2 Smokers

Smoking kills more than half of its long-term users.3 4


Nearly 70 percent of smokers want to quit.5


Second-hand smoke causes more than 890,000 premature deaths per year.6

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Dr. Derek Yach, President of the Foundation, has been supporting and leading smoking cessation research and policy development for more than 30 years.
By alexandra "allie" solomon
2019 ended on an exciting, galvanizing note for women in global health. In November, established and emerging leaders gathered in…
Through every Health, Science, and Technology grant and partnership, we are strengthening our efforts to accelerate the end of smoking.
Learn about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and our goal to end smoking in this generation.
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