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addressing the need for resources and the research-based reality of harm reduction products

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) welcomes the release of the 2018 Global Progress Report on Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). While we remain optimistic about the progress of the work undertaken to slow the demand for combustibles, the FCTC Secretariat’s approach and direction, as it relates to smoking cessation and […]

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geneva conference to renew fight against tobacco industry

The eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) opened on Monday, October 1, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. This weeklong series of discussions will focus on global progress that has been made in the fight against tobacco. The FCTC, a treaty that has […]

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comments on the first draft report of the who independent high-level commission on non-communicable diseases

Millions of people worldwide are affected by Non-Communicable Diseases (which include heart disease, lung diseases, mental illnesses, cancer, and diabetes), the burden of which is heaviest in high-income countries but is increasing in low- and middle-income countries. This burden becomes more visible as populations age and other causes of death and disease decline. The burden […]

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have we seen this before?

Japan Tobacco estimates that domestic cigarette industry volume will decline at a rate of approximately 17.5% in 2018. The forecast is a result of the rapid category shift from combustible cigarettes to Heat-not-Burn (HnB) products in Japan – the pace of which is unusual for any consumer good and historically unheard of within the Tobacco […]

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accelerating an end to smoking: derek yach reflects on fifteen years of progress under who’s framework convention for tobacco control, and what’s next

    Fifteen years ago, this month, the final negotiating meeting for the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) ended in Geneva, ushering in a new era of global, coordinated efforts to tackle a major global health threat. Four million people died that year (2003) from tobacco-related diseases. Progress led by WHO […]

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