accelerating change: foundation blog

why i’m joining the foundation for smoke-free world

Through my 20 years in tobacco control, I have often been asked, “What is the main challenge faced by the tobacco control movement?” I’ve heard the question so many times, the answer has become reflexive: “Tobacco industry interference.” Industry interference is often blamed for tobacco control woes – and rightly so. But I wonder if […]

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the world needs smoking control champions

With one death from smoking every six seconds, smoking is one of the world’s largest and most urgent public health problems. So when my tobacco control colleagues Amy Fairchild, Ray Niaura and David Abrams wrote in The Hill this week that America needs a candid smoking control champion, I couldn’t agree more. We need someone – […]

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new ways of thinking about an old problem

Walking into the majestic Royal Society building in London for the 5th E-Cigarette Summit, I was struck that the first painting of many great inventors visible in the vast rooms and stairways was that of Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web. A new technology innovator, being honored in an old building. For me, attending […]

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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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