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ending adult smoking is key to the attainment of several sustainable development goals

Progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to noncommunicable diseases requires concerted action to end adult smoking. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (hereafter, referred to as “the Foundation”) is ready to accelerate work to improve global health by ending smoking in this generation. The Foundation believes that the SDGs provide a thoughtful and […]

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researchers must listen to vapers who say, “nothing about us without us”

Years ago, at a global health research meeting, I remember one of the speakers complaining that researchers from high-income countries often “behave like a flock of seagulls” when working in low- and middle-income countries. She explained, “We have an ethical obligation not to fly in, collect the data, and then fly back out again, leaving […]

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an open letter to the who executive board

Dear Executive Board Members, At the outset, I would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019. New energy and a new path A new year begins with resolutions. For more than three decades, the World Health Organization (WHO) has pledged to end smoking. Tobacco kills more than seven million people annually. Most are […]

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evaluating nih funding of prevention research

A recent study by Murray DM et al., published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, aimed to provide an analysis of the level of NIH support for primary and secondary prevention research in humans by field and stage of research. The study was conducted between 2012 and 2017 and included all 27 Institutes and Centers at […]

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a year of mixed progress in ending smoking

As 2018 ends, let’s take stock of whether we are making real progress in ending smoking. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that there are still more than 1 billion smokers in the world today, and more than 7 million lives are prematurely claimed by smoking-related cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. Combustible cigarettes and […]

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