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Asia Times// SHARED Sunday, August 30, 2020

Author: Sachi Satapathy

Expert urges innovations in tobacco control

“Dr. Derek Yach, president of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, speaks to Asia Times ” […]

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CSD Consulting// SHARED Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Author: Derek Yach MBChB MPH

Better to let them smoke and die? Bloomberg funded major international NGO’s logic for LMICs is baffling and worrying

“Imagine the outrage if an international non-governmental organization (NGO) focusing on drug abuse called for naloxone manufacturers to not sell their products in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) ” […]

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Business Day// SHARED Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Author: Derek Yach MBChB MPH

People trust the state less than doctors, which is where smoking comes in

“A healthy recovery from Covid19 in SA will require more effective and scientifically informed action from the government and doctors. Unfortunately, public trust in the former ” […]

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A special issue of Drugs and Alcohol Today explores progress towards the goals outlined in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Featuring the following peer-reviewed articles by Foundation staff, grantees, and other prominent experts, the issue also describes strategies for improving the FCTC and its implementation.  

Emerald Publishing Limited// SHARED Monday, August 03, 2020

Author: Alexandra Solomon

Gender, women, and the future of tobacco control

“The global tobacco control framework and its implementation by state governments have been largely gender blind to date. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), adopted by the World Health” […]

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Emerald Publishing Limited// SHARED Monday, July 20, 2020

Authors: Ayda A. Yurekli, Patricia Kovacevic, Emil Sunley, Karthik Ranganathan

Government intervention in the market for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The known, the unknown and the challenges

“After 50 years of policy development, the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) became international treaty in 2003 and came into force in 2005” […]

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Emerald Publishing Limited// SHARED Saturday, July 18, 2020

Authors: Sudhanshu Patwardhan, Jed E. Rose

Overcoming barriers to disseminate effective smoking cessation treatments globally

“Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death and disease globally. Smoking-related diseases include heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer. “Smoking cessation” or “quitting smoking”” […]

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Emerald Publishing Limited// SHARED Friday, July 17, 2020

Authors: Sarah Rajkumar, Nada Adibah, Michael Jonathan Paskow, and Brian Eric Erikkila

Perceptions of nicotine in current and former users of tobacco and tobacco harm reduction products from seven countries

“Nicotine is best known as a constituent of tobacco and for its use as a tobacco cessation aid (National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2004). Burning tobacco releases thousands of substances, many of which can increase ” […]

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Emerald Publishing Limited// SHARED Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Authors: Linda Sowoya, Chifundo Akamwaza, Austin Mathews Matola, Axel Klein

Goodbye Nicky hello Goldie – exploring the opportunities for transitioning tobacco farmers into cannabis production in Malawi

“he 21st century has seen dramatic innovations in the delivery mechanisms for cannabis. Rapid advances in vaporising technology, the refinement of cannabis oils and edibles, have transformed the cannabis landscape. ” […]

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Emerald Publishing Limited// SHARED Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Authors: Renee O’ Leary and Riccardo Polosa

Tobacco harm reduction in the 21st century

“Tobacco smoking is endemic with more than seven million deaths occurring every year amongst the 1.1 billion smokers worldwide, with 80% of tobacco users in the world’s low and middle-income countries ” […]

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Emerald Publishing Limited// SHARED Tuesday, July 9, 2020

Authors: Marewa Glover, Pooja Patwardhan and Kyro Selket

Tobacco smoking in three “left behind” subgroups: indigenous, the rainbow community and people with mental health conditions

“The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013–2020 target is to reduce the prevalence of current tobacco use by 30% ” […]

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Emerald Publishing Limited// SHARED Monday, May 25, 2020

Authors: Navin Kumar, Kamila Janmohamed, Jeannette Jiang, Jessica Ainooson, Ameera Billings, Grace Chen, Faith Chumo, Lauren Cueto and Amy Zhang

An overview of tobacco control interventions in the Global South

“Tobacco consumption is the main cause of preventable death worldwide (Ghebreyesus, 2019). Most of the global mortality burden of tobacco use lies in the Global South (Sinha et al., 2018)” […]

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Emerald Publishing Limited// SHARED Saturday, May 23, 2020

Author: Derek Yach MBChB MPH

Accelerating an end to smoking: a call to action on the eve of the FCTC’s COP9

The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) defines itself as “an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standards of health.” […]

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Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco // SHARED Thursday, May 28, 2020

Authors: Derek Yach MBChB, MPH

Tobacco Use Patterns in five countries during the COVID-19 Lockdown

In their recent piece, Klemperer et al.1 explore how motivations to quit combustible and electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) changed in response to concerns about increased risk of infection by the novel coronavirus. We offer complimentary findings from our online survey, […]

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American public health association // SHARED Thursday, May 6, 2020

Authors: Brian E. Erkkila PhD, Patricia I. Kovacevic JD, Derek Yach MBChB, MPH

Restricting Flavors in ENDS Could Have Repercussions Beyond Youth’s Use

In January of this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a guidance (“Guidance”) prioritizing removal from the market of flavored, cartridge-based electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), as well as products that the agency deems to target underage youths. The FDA reasoned that this Guidance was a necessary […]

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The Times of India // SHARED Tuesday, MAY 12, 2020

Author: Derek Yach MBChB, MPH

A Holistic Approach to Pandemic Recovery

In some ways, Covid-19 has radically altered the world as we know it. Mundane tasks like getting a haircut now seem like distant dreams to a huge portion of the world. Simultaneously, the global economy is in crisis and families are struggling to make ends meet. Yet, amid this chaos and uncertainty, some things remain unchanged: […]

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