As published in the Cape Times [Cape Town, South Africa] Fifteen years ago, this month, the final negotiating meeting for the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) ended in Geneva. WHO used its treaty making right for the first time to tackle a major global health threat. Four million people died that […]
EXPERTS FROM HEALTH, FINANCE AND AGRICULTURE FORM GOVERNING BODY The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is announcing the appointment of an initial group of five leaders with diverse expertise in finance, medicine, agriculture, business transformation and governance to its newly formed board of directors. The leaders were intentionally selected for their ability to bring fresh […]
FOUNDATION CALLS FOR INPUT ON RESEARCH PRIORITIES AND LETTERS OF INTENT FOR EARLY SCOPING GRANTS The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is launching two online processes to inform and guide the Foundation’s long-term research initiatives. The first is a public comment period to solicit input on research priorities. The second is a call for letters […]
This is a letter sent by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World founder and president-designate Dr. Derek Yach, on September 29, 2017, to officials at the World Health Organization to correct the mischaracterizations the World Health Organization has made about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva World Health […]
FOUNDATION FOR A SMOKE-FREE WORLD SECURES MAJOR 12 YEAR FUNDING COMMITMENT; SHARES INITIAL PLANS TO REDUCE HARM AND DEATHS FROM SMOKING WORLDWIDE NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 – With the goal of eliminating smoking worldwide, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World formally launched today in New York City. The Foundation is founded and led by […]
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
How insurers can profit while helping people to quit smoking
The Foundation is collaborating with the insurance industry to raise awareness about how insurers can help end smoking. This could create shared value that will benefit smokers, insurers and society as a whole. #endsmoking, #insuranceindustry. http://bit.ly/2sZCifK
David Janazzo, CFO and VP of #IndustryTransformation examines how Tobacco Free Portfolios, Bloomberg STOP’s Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index, and FSFW’s Tobacco Transformation Index are complementary. http://bit.ly/2QTQfoI
New ASH & Cancer Research UK report:
"Local authorities which do not currently provide e-cigarette starter packs as part of their cessation offer should consider doing so to give local smokers the best possible chance to quit."
"Only" 11% do so now.
Greenland’s indigenous Kalaallit Nunaat people experience disproportionately greater harm from smoking. @MarewaGlover's paper concludes that supporting a #harmreduction approach to reduce tobacco smoking prevalence will benefit the population. Read more: http://bit.ly/3a9sC30
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