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December 4-5, 2018
Recognizing that the Foundation’s mission entails an accelerated decline in global tobacco demand, the Foundation’s Malawi-based Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) supported efforts to develop and diversify Malawi’s tobacco-dominated economy, lessening traditional reliance on the tobacco sector.
The ATI’s first annual Summit convened key private sector actors to engage in developing commercially viable agricultural value chains in Malawi. It catalyzed new partnerships and initiatives that will support smallholder farmers in diversifying crop production and improve economic opportunity, thus leading to sustainable change.
In Lilongwe, Malawi, on December 4-5, 2018, we engaged the private sector to chart an action-oriented way forward to transform Malawi’s agricultural sector into a more profitable and equitable landscape.
We also announced several new Malawi initiatives, including:
#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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