The Foundation recently consulted with external experts from the fields of HIV and drug harm reduction to learn how they were able to tilt the needle away from moral panic, toward evidence-informed policies. Drawing on decades of experience, they told us that success requires a concerted effort to harness not just data, but emotion and […]
In the 1950s, if you asked a smoker why he or she smoked, they would not have replied, “because I am hopelessly addicted.” More likely, they would have told you about the pleasure they experienced from smoking. Today, we know something they did not. Smoking kills. Worldwide, 1.1 billion people smoke, causing more than 7 million deaths each year. […]
Morven Summary (PDF) Participants of the Morven Dialogue that was held in November 2018 identified 10 Core Principles that aim to guide ongoing and future discussions for the development and implementation of effective policies and objectives on harm reduction. We outline the position of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (herein referred to as “The […]
In the days leading up to International Women’s Day, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Office of Global Women’s Issues at the US Department of State hosted their annual International Women’s Day Forum: The Equality Opportunity. The Forum was focused on women’s economic rights not only as the right thing to do but […]
The Lancet recently published a #LancetWomen theme issue that explores the institutional and systemic barriers women face in science, medicine, and global health. I was greeted at the New York launch event at Columbia University in early February by a room full of familiar faces, champions of gender equality and women’s empowerment. They were women I’d seen in attendance and […]
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
2020 Briefing Paper - Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Millions of lives will be saved if the recommendations of this report are implemented! We could #endsmoking if we got behind the ideas here. @SmokeFreeFdn @INNCOorg @WHO https://gsthr.org/report/2020-briefing-paper
Almost 70% of smokers in the U.S. want to quit & nearly half have tried to quit in the last year. Only about 4% will be successful. The 2018 EY Parthenon report shows that solutions on the market only help a small percentage of smokers quit. #CessationSGR http://bit.ly/2S5ogDy
Creating a smoke-free world will require innovation and tailored approaches to cessation. We hope the Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General will spur much-needed action in this field. See the Foundation’s full statement here. http://bit.ly/2RIX3op
The true cost of a cigarette goes beyond the price tag. Smallholder tobacco farmers face a shifting tobacco market and must identify #AlternativeLivelihoods. http://bit.ly/300BmDf
There are over 1 billion smokers. To successfully end smoking in this generation, there needs to be a dual approach, which includes #harmreduction. Derek Yach explains why support for harm reduction is still lagging.
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