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The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is proud to announce the launch of our Gender Policy, which documents our commitment to gender equality and the application of a comprehensive gender perspective to all of our work.
With a purposeful focus on gender, we are increasing our capacity to have an exponentially greater impact on global health, create equitable and truly inclusive economic development in Malawi and beyond, accelerate progress toward industry transformation, and prevent gender inequality and inequity from metastasizing across the sectors in which we work.
The Policy was created in close consultation with gender experts across health and agriculture from nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, development aid organizations, the private sector, and multilateral international institutions.
With the implementation of the Gender Policy, the Foundation is exercising strong leadership in promoting awareness and support of effective strategies to address the sex- and gender-based biological, social, and cultural dimensions of smoking cessation, tobacco harm reduction, and sustainable livelihoods for smallholder tobacco farmers.
“We have to close the female representation gap. When women are involved in decision-making, in research, in knowledge production, women do not get forgotten. Female lives and perspectives are brought out of the shadows.” – Caroline Criado Perez, Invisible Women
At the Foundation, we understand that we are not operating in a zero-sum game. Support for one group does not preclude support for others. The Gender Policy ensures that our grantees address gender-based barriers and opportunities in pursuit of improved outcomes for all.
A new #CoEHAR’s study- the most extensive clinical follow-up ever reported on this field - finds evidence on how #COPD smokers who switch to #vaping reduced COPD exacerbations by 50% and increase #respiratoryhealth https://www.coehar.org/coehar-s-study-confirms-beneficial-effects-off-ecig-on-copd-smokers/?fbclid=IwAR3fYA4_A8xcdAs3JVP9QbDLIDe1Wahcnd7BdW-PXbyX8zUTWKiBDkc4UNk
Among women, age-adjusted death rates caused by #lungcancer surpass #breastcancer in many countries. This is mainly driven by #smoking as shown in @BrJCancer. 8 in 10 lung cancer cases in middle aged Norwegian women were caused by smoking. (https://go.nature.com/3jwl9OX)
New data show that tobacco-related deaths are lower in #Sweden than in the rest of the EU (https://bit.ly/2TtfjUc). Scientist Karl Fagerstrom believes that Swedish #Snus is responsible for the reduced instances of death & disease in the country.
80% of smokers live in low-middle income countries (LMICs), yet access to #tobaccoharmreduction products remains controversial in those markets. @gtnf2020 Derek Yach (@swimdaily) said denying LMICs access to reduced-risk products will prevent millions from improving their health.
“Smokers want to quit without quitting cigarettes,” said #smokingcessation expert @RiccardoPolosa during a @15Conference webinar. Riccardo went on to explain that alternatives like #ecigarettes are valuable tools. Click here to watch the full conference: https://bit.ly/3dO2uNu
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