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Tobacco Transformation Index – In conflict or complementary?

The Foundation’s Tobacco Transformation Index (the “Index”) will provide quantifiable evidence over time of the steps the largest tobacco companies are taking to achieve a world free of combustible cigarettes and other high-risk tobacco products and actions they take to impede that progress. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) supports the Global Tobacco […]

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Tobacco Transformation Index: Different for Good Reason

Corporate leaders, investors, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated that, with the use of innovative business models, profit can be aligned with social and environmental progress. Still, little progress has been made in sectors contributing substantially to poor health and climate change, including companies that profit from tobacco, coal, palm oil, and the internal combustion engine. […]

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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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