accelerating change: foundation blog

designing the future of tobacco control

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World founder and president Derek Yach delivered a keynote address to the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Read a summary of his speech to learn about the Foundation’s new approach to ending smoking. READ HERE

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building on the success of snus

Recently released data from Norway should cause public health professionals to sit up and take note. Cigarette users in Norway are turning to snus, a safer alternative to smoking, at a such a rate that snus users now outnumber cigarette users. In 2017, 12% of Norwegians used snus daily, compared to 11% who smoked cigarettes every day […]

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clearing up myths and misperceptions

I was quite surprised when the World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a statement mischaracterizing the mission of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, and wrongly suggesting the Foundation doesn’t comply with Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). As someone deeply involved in the development of the FCTC as a cabinet […]

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it is time to join forces

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was established to address a major public health crisis and the world’s number one preventable cause of death: smoking. It was founded with the intent to bring needed resources, expertise, innovative thinking and a collaborative spirt to form partnerships, initiate dialogue, conduct research and take action more rapidly to rid […]

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research, don’t shun new technologies

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 […]

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