The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World focuses on three core work pillars to help smokers and smallholder tobacco farmers, and accelerate the transformation of the tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem.
TheHealth, Science and Technology work complements ongoing tobacco control efforts by accelerating the development of more effective tools to help smokers quit or reduce their risks by switching to tobacco harm reduction products. A focus of these efforts is to build capacity for research in the low- and middle-income countries where the majority of smokers live.
Agriculture and Livelihoods aims to diversify tobacco-dependent economies and the work has begun in Malawi with the Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI). Partnering with a diverse set of stakeholders, the ATI intends to identify and develop structured viable complementary value chains, enhance productivity via access to leading agricultural science and technology, connect farmers to growing market demand, and strengthen policy implementation, and investment.
.@GlobalStateTHR’s #THRSP supports scholars around the world who want to advance critical knowledge about tobacco harm reduction. Scholars interested in advancing the evidence-based research needed to end the tobacco epidemic are invited to apply by 11/30: https://thrsp.net/
The Commission Report: Reignite the Fight Against Smoking found that #China and #India are home to more than 500 million tobacco users between the ages of 16 and 64. Read more of the findings and new solutions for preventing deaths from tobacco use here: https://bit.ly/3mWNhQp
#Malawi’s President @LAZARUSCHAKWERA & Minister of Agriculture Lobin Lowe, among other visitors, were welcomed to the pavilion at the National Agricultural Fair in Blantyre, Malawi to learn more about the CAT agricultural diversification and transformation initiatives. #ATI
As smokers are encouraged to quit during the #GreatAmericanSmokeout, it's important they get support to help them stop smoking. More efforts are needed to prevent premature death and disease caused by tobacco use. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3mWNhQp
At 24 @prof_rx has already published more than 50 articles in journals inc @TheLancet. His #THRScholarship project to raise awareness about the benefits of safer nicotine products in Africa helped win him a @DianaAward Apply at https://thrsp.net/ for your place on the #THRSP