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.
After 2 years of implementation, @WHO has not produced a report on their #tobaccocontrol acceleration plan. In a @smokefreefdn blog post, @ehsanlatif writes, “We needn’t accept bureaucratic inaction & in fact, we have a moral imperative to demand change.” https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/761266-uneven-implementation-of-fctc-articles-impeding-tobacco-control
In response to the @WHO's recent report on the Tenth Meeting of the WHO Group on Tobacco Regulation, @SmokeFreeFdn developed an analysis with support from experts in the field of #TobaccoCessation and #HarmReduction and shared with stakeholders.
#Inequality of access to aids that can improve health is a subject that must be addressed in 2021. "The disproportionate marketing of the riskiest tobacco products in socially and economically disadvantaged communities is particularly troubling.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30452712/
#Inequality in the @FCTCofficial’s #tobaccocontrol approach neglects the needs of 3 subgroups
1. People with #mentalhealth conditions
2. The Rainbow community
3. #Indigenous populations.
This analysis explores the ways these groups have been left behind: