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.
Derek Yach is a guest on the @ideaxm podcast where he discusses a number of public health issues, including findings from @SmokeFreeFdn’s 2019 Global State of Smoking Poll that show misperceptions about the health impacts of #tobacco/#tobaccoharmreduction. https://bit.ly/3dZ2nyf
The Tobacco Transformation Index will provide evidence on the steps #tobacco companies are taking toward achieving a world free of combustible cigarettes. Read more about the Index in @tobaccoreporter’s recent article: https://bit.ly/3aI7dOe
Candida Nakhumwa speaks to Derek Yach (@swimdaily) in the second episode of the “Global Health Perspectives Podcast.” They discuss the impact of #COVID19 on Malawian smallholder farmers. After the recording, #Malawi announced 3 confirmed cases of COVID19. https://bit.ly/2ywK7My
In the wake of the #COVID19 pandemic, Derek Yach (@swimdaily) advocates for public health policies that prioritize the well-being of parents and grandparents, particularly those over the age of 50. Learn more in his new blog post: https://bit.ly/2QYpNdp
In @SmokeFreeFdn's first episode of the Global Health Perspectives with Dr. Derek Yach podcast, @RiccardoPolosa speaks to Dr. Yach about his experience with the #COVID19 pandemic in Italy. Listen here: https://bit.ly/2w4qx9s