November 13, 2018
“What matters is the real people, struggling every day.”
– Dr. Derek Yach, President, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World
We’re proud of the work we did in 2018: releasing our preliminary Health, Science, and Technology agenda, initiating our RFP to create better biomarkers of exposure to nicotine delivery products, stimulating organizations to address an RFP aimed at developing a Tobacco Transformation Index, and partnering with Palladium on the Economic Diversification Conference in Malawi. We decided to end the year planning for our future.
On November 13th, we reviewed our objectives and held an important discussion about our future plans to accelerate research and action. Our goal focused on ending smoking through better cessation and effective harm reduction.
Your questions and feedback were deeply important to our discussion, and we want to continue making them heard. If you were unable to attend the event on November 13th, that doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the conversation. Help us plan future endeavors and research by submitting your comments to our Contact page. To read more about our latest events, join our Newsletter.
The @FDATobacco's decision to ban #menthol cigarettes is a good start, but not enough. @JamesKGlassman1 believes we can accelerate an end to combustible cigarettes by countering disinformation & providing incentives to switch to harm reduced alternatives. https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/4972316001
Will the Biden-Harris administration’s embrace of #harmreduction extend to tobacco? Derek Yach (@swimdaily) believes recent policy choices bode well for #tobaccoharmreduction and represent an important step toward ending the smoking epidemic.
https://filtermag.org/evali-misinformation-increased-smoking/ The implications of @Alex_Norcia @Filtermag_org @mbsiegel comments are clear. #Disinformation (Deliberately spread false info) increases adult smoking & will kill people. @FDATobacco & @CDC need to aggressively oppose falsehoods. @SmokeFreeFdn @GregTHR
It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Did you know that those who struggle with #mentalillness are also disproportionately suffering from smoking-related illnesses? #Smokingcessation services should be included in more #mentalhealth treatment plans. https://bit.ly/34EKUHI
.@Doctor_Sud was interviewed by @snusforum about the consequences of rampant nicotine misinformation. @Doctor_Sud says, “One of the most common nicotine misconceptions is that nicotine, in quantities consumed in cigarettes or pouches, is carcinogenic.”
Following up on my recently co-authored #OpenScience @qeios pre-print with Dr Fagerström, here is an interview discussing the prevalent nicotine illiteracy that is preventing the realisation of a world free from risky forms of tobacco.
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