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:
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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