CREATIVE DESTRUCTION OF LEGACY INDUSTRIES GIVES BIRTH TO MORE SUSTAINABLE ONES

Around the world, sales volumes of combustible cigarettes are dropping. Meanwhile, growth rates are substantial across a range of tobacco harm reduction products. These trends suggest that some consumers are swapping out conventional cigarettes for newer products—a phenomenon that Jacob Grier refers to as the “creative destruction” of the cigarette industry. Of course, it’s too […]

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the tobacco epidemic in india

THE COMPLEXITIES AND IMPACT OF TOBACCO USE IN INDIA DEMAND ACTION India has the second largest tobacco-using population in the world after China. The tobacco ecosystem in India is complex. In this article, we examine the (1) tobacco products, (2) health impacts, (3) economic implications, and we conclude by seeking inputs and ideas for the […]

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advancing industry transformation – the ends and means

A NEW TACK AT WHO? A WHO report on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) reveals an important change in direction, in our view. Specifically, WHO is adopting a monitoring mechanism that will rely on a WHO-convened consortium of institutions, including the Access to Nutrition Foundation and others. This approach follows the recognition that, “WHO has not been […]

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behind the numbers – smoking in south korea

DECREASING CIGARETTE VOLUME IN SOUTH KOREA On February 21, 2019, KT&G reported fourth quarter and full-year operating results for 2018. The data show that domestic cigarette industry volume is decreasing significantly – approximately 9% in 2018 and more than 14% over the last two years. What is happening? KT&G, British American Tobacco, and Philip Morris International introduced heated […]

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the possibilities for the greatest transformation in health may be emerging in china

普通话翻译/Mandarin Translation TOBACCO IN CHINA China continues to be a critically important player in global public health. It is home to more than 300 million smokers, and the health impacts are profound. Tobacco harm reduction and smoking cessation are two sides of the same coin, providing solutions to smokers that exercise empathy and respect for their […]

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