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Tobacco Regulation: Who is Getting It Right?

I recently addressed the 2020 GTNF conference on the topic of “who is getting tobacco regulation right?”. My answer was blunt: at present, very few! If we were, we would not have eight million deaths a year from tobacco use. Nor would we have 1.3 billion people still using tobacco products, most in a toxic […]

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Tobacco companies must do more to transform

Many “dirty” industries are actively shifting their actions to correct negative health, environmental, and social impacts. Through research and disruptive technologies, they are ushering in many beneficial changes, such as the decline of the internal combustion engine; increased sales of foods with less salt, sugar, and saturated fats; the emergence of sustainable energy companies; and […]

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Foundation Launches First Tobacco Transformation Index ™

On September 21, 2020, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World launched the first Tobacco Transformation Index ™. The Index is a tool that aims to accelerate the reduction of harm caused by tobacco use. For the tobacco companies that are already implementing some form of transformation, the Index provides a relative scorecard and benchmark to […]

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Focusing on recent publication of Gaiha et al.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a challenge for the scientific community to publish results quickly, and publication often occurs at the price of quality and reproducibility, which in turn undermines the public’s trust of science. A recent paper by Gaiha et al evaluated the relation between youth smoking and coronavirus and […]

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Issues in ensuring COVID-19 vaccine compliance

An effective COVID-19 vaccine could help us emerge from isolation and end the social distancing required during this pandemic; but it will only work if people are willing to be vaccinated.1 We conducted a survey in June of 2020 that addressed whether people’s willingness to use a COVID-19 vaccine and adopt other preventive healthcare measures […]

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