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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.
#TobaccoHarmReduction has been used since the invention of nicotine gum and the nicotine patch. Derek Yach explains on @RegWatchCanada that the only thing that changed in #THR is that the products are now more enticing to consumers who do not like to stick on a patch or chew gum.
Smoking rates are disproportionately high among people in the rainbow and indigenous communities, as well as those with mental health conditions. A new analysis explores the ways in which these groups are systematically neglected by tobacco control efforts https://bit.ly/2VYbJ5T
In @SAMedicalAssoc, Derek Yach @swimdaily discusses South Africa’s sudden #tobaccoban. Derek points out that #prohibition and bans have never been successful; the only successful way forward must be driven by strong evidence and industry collaboration. https://bit.ly/2Ck2aYk
Why Cigarette Sales Are Outperforming Expectations Despite A Pandemic Many messages. #ecigs accelerate efforts to #endsmoking ; @FDA actions could aid this but confusion is driving some #ecig users back to #cigarettes @SmokeFreeFdn @Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlesnorton/2020/07/06/why-cigarette-sales-are-outperforming-expectations-despite-a-pandemic/
.@VillooMpatell, founder of @avesthagen is on the Global Health Perspectives podcast with Derek Yach. Dr. Morawala-Patell helped launch a genetic database of India’s Zoroastrian community. The Zoroastrian community has strict cultural rules against smoking https://bit.ly/3iBMBeY
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