As program director, Dr. Ehsan Latif is responsible for overseeing the strategy and execution of global initiatives that support smoking cessation and harm reduction. Dr. Latif has more than 20 years of experience managing the development and implementation of cohesive strategies to achieve public health gains by linking global health priorities to the needs on the ground.
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It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that I left my home in Pakistan to study in the UK. Back then, when I wanted to hear my family’s voice, I had to wait beside a landline telephone for what seemed like an eternity to get a three-minute, very expensive call from home. Compare that […]
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
About 90% of the worlds’ #vaping devices are manufactured in #Shenzhen. #China has the potential to lead innovations in the #tobaccharmreduction sector. They must be considered during today’s @thegtnf panel, “Innovation as the Path to Progress” https://www.smokefreeworld.org/china-could-lead-transformation-of-the-tobacco-sector/
“Smoking is the biggest public health challenge in the world today. We need boldness, imagination, & a recognition that consumer preferences & new technology are forces that will drive the change that is needed." - Amb. James Glassman #FightAgainstSmoking https://www.fightagainstsmoking.org/the-global-fight-against-tobacco-has-stalled/
Derek Yach asked the audience at @thegtnf “how many lives could be saved if we were able to adopt #harmreduction in just 3 countries?” The Commission Report #FightAgainstSmoking shows that tobacco use is concentrated in #China, #India & #Indonesia. http://fightagainstsmoking.org
Derek Yach (@swimdaily) asks the industry to consider “doubling down on change” and work together to develop a solution to issues like youth #vaping, misinformation and availability of harm reduced products in LMICs. @theGTNF #GTNF21
Derek Yach (@swimdaily) reflects on how the @FCTCofficial has changed since he left @WHO. This is valuable insight to build on for today’s @thegtnf panel on “Transforming the FCTC”
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