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.
The Industry Transformation efforts focus on delivering change across the entire global tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem. The Foundation’s first major action in this area is the Tobacco Transformation Index, which will critically evaluate and report on industry progress toward a smoke-free world, including any actions taken by tobacco companies to undermine that progress.
Embedded in these core work pillars is the Foundation’s commitment to gender equality and the application of a comprehensive gender perspective.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s panel at 7am est when Derek Yach (@swimdaily), Jed Rose, @RiccardoPolosa, @patriciakova, and @Doctor_Sud will discuss issues related to #tobaccoharmreduction policy and how new technologies could help to achieve the @FCTCofficial's stated goals.
Happy #InternationalPodcastDay! Listen to global health experts discuss the latest research in #smokingcessation, #tobaccoharmreduction and #nicotine science on the Global Health Perspectives Podcast with Derek Yach (@swimdaily): https://spoti.fi/36kmRjK
.@Doctor_Sud, co-founder of @CHRE_UK and #smokingcessation doctor, discusses the lack of inclusive smoking cessation services, #tobaccoharmreduction solutions, and the @15Conference on the Global Health Perspectives Podcast with Derek Yach (@swimdaily): https://bit.ly/33g9AXl
Who is getting tobacco regulations right? Derek Yach (@swimdaily) believes “at present, very few”. Read more about how #tobacco regulations are preventing #tobaccoharmreduction products from saving millions of lives: https://bit.ly/2HBzKvf
At @gtnf2020, Alicia Forry @Investec said "#tobacco companies are viewed suspiciously by investors; they must commit to moving customers to reduced-risk products." The Tobacco Transformation Index can help investors evaluate the commitment of companies: https://bit.ly/3kMWabb