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Dr. Derek Yach, a global health expert and anti-smoking advocate for more than 30 years, is the president of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Throughout his career, he has supported and led smoking cessation research and policy development and has been a strong proponent of harm-reduction policies, calling for a greater emphasis on harm reduction as early as 2005. He is also a passionate advocate of health promotion and disease prevention, and is advancing his career’s work at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.
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They nurtured younger generations, and they can provide wisdom and stability in a fast-moving world. Yet public health officials usually prioritize infant and adolescent health. The underlying assumption here is that unhealthy habits can’t be reversed later in life, and the impact those habits have on an individual’s health can’t be eliminated or even significantly […]
2019 began auspiciously, with a sense that the end of smoking might finally be on the horizon. This ambience of optimism, however, was short-lived. Instead of progress, 2019 brought a series of setbacks, schisms, and squandered opportunities to improve global health. Still, I remain hopeful that 2020 can be different. Over the past year, the […]
Smoking is a major behavioral risk factor common to all four major noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—namely, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. Approximately 80% of the world’s 1.1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); and NCDs are estimated to cause more than two-thirds of all deaths in developing countries. This […]
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 […]
Surveying the room in Solapur, I’m struck first by the elegance of the women’s saris, and second, by the iPad. Equipped with advanced facial recognition software, the machine’s sophistication stands in stark contrast to the rest of the scene, which otherwise comprises piles of tendu leaves, processed tobacco, thread, and perilously sharp sheers. Over the […]
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
Tobacco Free Portfolios conducted a special webinar for #WorldNoTobaccoDay. We agree that the financial community can and should hold #tobacco companies accountable. The Tobacco Transformation Index may be a tool that can help bring us closer to that goal. https://bit.ly/2B2IVBD
The @WHO suggests that there are 1.3 billion users of #tobacco globally. If we take advantage of new #cessation and #harmreduction tech we can save millions from a tobacco-related death. Click here to read more from @SmokeFreeFdn president, Derek Yach: https://bit.ly/2M4mFti
On May 29, Derek Yach (@swimdaily) will join other opinion leaders for the #CataniaConversation, a webinar dedicated to filling the gaps in communication on #TobaccoHarmReduction and #HarmReduction for a healthy life.
#CataniaConversation: Pleased to moderate the first of it's kind webinar for #journalists & #opinion leaders with a focus on #scientific communication & harm reduction. https://cataniaconversation.coehar.org/1st-webinar-catania-conversation/ @CoeharUnict @CC_Coehar
Dyborn Chibonga (@decee2012), @AGRAAlliance's regional head of #Malawi and #Mozambique, joins Derek Yach on the Global Health Perspectives podcast. They discuss Malawi’s #tobacco farmers & #COVID19. Dyborn is a member of @SmokeFreeFdn's board of directors. https://bit.ly/36th9Kq
CEO Insights magazine recently featured Nilesh Jain and the Harm Reduction Research & Innovation Center (HRRIC). Click here to read more about how/why Nilesh and the HRRIC are trying to broaden the research on #tobaccoharmreduction tools in #India. https://bit.ly/2yv60w8
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