Category: Governance

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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an open letter on the foundation’s independence and governance

This is an open letter sent by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World president Dr. Derek Yach, on January 9, 2018, to Prof. David B. Abrams et. al in response to their letter addressed to Dr. Yach and the Foundation on November 16, 2017, in regards to funding, governance and independence. Prof. David B. Abrams […]

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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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