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Letter from the President and 2020 Podcast Recap Episode:
Derek Yach writes about the Foundation’s unique and impactful year, reviews the top conversations he hosted on his podcast and looks to the future with a new appreciation. Read more

Perspectives Regarding the Report on the Tenth Meeting of the WHO Group on Tobacco Regulation:
In response to the WHO's recent report on the Tenth Meeting of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation, FSFW developed an analysis with support from experts in the field of tobacco cessation and harm reduction and shared with stakeholders. Read more

COP9 2021:
Explore content that investigates the progress towards the goals outlined in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Including news, multimedia, and a special issue of Drugs and Alcohol Today. Read more

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

4

4 Deaths Every Second from Smoking.1

8M

Deaths Annually

There are 8 million smoking-related deaths annually, killing more people than hiv/aids, malaria & tuberculosis combined.2

50%

Kills More than 1 Out of Every 2 Smokers

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

60%

Nearly 60 percent of smokers want to quit.2

1.22M

Second-hand smoke causes more than 1.22M premature deaths per year.2

news & media

Dr. Derek Yach, President of the Foundation, has been supporting and leading smoking cessation research and policy development for more than 30 years.
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In Part I, I discussed failures in the implementation of the Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control 2019-2025 (GS2025). As…
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