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From Derek Yach, president, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World joins other smoking control organizations in condemning the activities of Philip Morris International (PMI) and other big tobacco companies around the world to fight efforts to implement tobacco control measures and phase out combustible cigarettes. Many lives have been lost […]
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 […]
Better let them smoke and die? #Bloomberg funded major international #NGO’s logic for #LMICs is baffling and worrying writes @swimdaily. #India #data #bidis #science #harmreduction #health #access #UN #mustread https://therearehumansintheroom.csdconsulting.net/
As the world continues to combat the #COVID19 pandemic, a new survey shows that trust in government is significantly lower than trust in the medical community. Derek Yach writes in @BDliveSA that to change unhealthy behavior, doctors must come to the forefront of public outreach.
People trust the state less than doctors, which is where smoking comes in @BD_Africa @INNCOorg @Filtermag_org #Trust in #government and #doctors is key to public support of health policies- from #COVID19 to #smoking https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2020-08-12-people-trust-the-state-less-than-doctors-which-is-where-smoking-comes-in/
The true cost of a #cigarette is more than it seems. As the world begins to smoke less cigarettes, we must help #Malawi’s smallholder #tobaccofarmers switch to sustainable alternative livelihoods. https://bit.ly/3bEUZ8Y
In a paper @MarewaGlover co-authored, she explores how #tobaccocontrol initiatives ignore #indigenous communities. On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, read about the groups that have disproportionately high smoking rates and the potential solutions. https://bit.ly/3gvtYYI
Many governments in #LatinAmerica (including #Mexico, #Argentina, & #Brazil) have passed restrictive policies on safer #nicotine products. @VIDAdotNEWS hosted a panel discussion on the unintended consequences of strict regulations in Latin America.
Live right now: "Why Bans Are Not Best for Latin America"
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