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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 to delays and obfuscation of science and fact around the deadly impacts of tobacco, and the tobacco industry is directly to blame for that. We call upon the industry to stop these practices and enable constructive tobacco control measures to be implemented in support of WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and other public health initiatives.
Because of the tobacco industry’s decades of deception, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World wholeheartedly supports the Bloomberg Foundation’s Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) campaign. We applaud the effort to monitor for public deception and “junk science” designed to cover up or mislead the public about the dangers of smoking or alternative products. We encourage independent review of all tobacco control science – including our own—and we encourage all tobacco control researchers to make their raw research data publicly available for secondary analyses, as the Foundation requires of its researchers.
Derek Yach (@swimdaily) says that healthcare professionals must partner with national governments to improve the public perception of a future #COVID19 vaccine.
Trust is key in #publichealth. A nine country survey finds #Indians & #Chinese trust their governments most. One is a democracy, the other isn’t. @swimdaily shares valuable insights. @SmokeFreeFdn #vaccine #COVID https://theprint.in/opinion/indians-chinese-trust-their-govts-most-a-key-factor-in-success-of-covid-vaccination/504692/
Can countries that own major stakes in #tobacco companies be impartial when addressing the health and wellness of their people? Daniel Malan discusses his new report, Contradictions & Conflicts, with Derek Yach on the Global Health Perspectives podcast https://bit.ly/2ZHxwAM
.@swimdaily suggests that healthcare professionals partner with their national governments and international healthcare experts, such as the #WHO, to create consistent, accurate messages about the benefits of vaccination for #COVID19. Read on: https://bit.ly/2Fr3avH
Are #COVID19 infections connected to youth #ecigarette use? A new study claims there is a connection, but there might be flaws in the data. @SmokeFreeFdn's analysts examine the data and evaluate whether the infections are the threat purported: https://bit.ly/3mvd7IO
Our survey shows that on average 21% of individuals, from 9 surveyed countries would not accept vaccination for #COVID19. This is well below the average to achieve herd immunity. Derek Yach (@swimdaily) explores this data and how outreach can be improved: https://bit.ly/3izRLIb
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