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FSU Project Overview

This executive summary provides an overview of the findings in reports that examine the economic landscape of the tobacco sector in five countries that were formerly part of the Soviet

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Uzbekistan Country Report

According to WHO estimates, Uzbekistan has a lower prevalence of smoking compared to other countries, both in terms of the average number of cigarettes smoked per day and the total

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Ukraine Country Report

Smoking is one of the major public health issues in Ukraine. According to the age-adjusted WHO methodology, the average tobacco smoking prevalence2 in Ukraine was 26.0% in 2017, 43rd highest

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Russian Federation Country Report

As of 2018, roughly 226,000 people died due to the smoking-related diseases, of whom 201,000 were men. This means that Russia remains among the countries with the highest tobacco-related mortality

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Georgia Country Report

Smoking and passive smoking are among the main public health issues in Georgia. Tobacco smoking prevalence in Georgia was 29.9% in 2017, ranking 23rd highest in the World and 15th

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Kazakhstan Country Report

Despite growth to 32.1 billion units in 2009 and the subsequent decline to 22.7 billion units in 2019, Kazakhstan is still at the same level as in 2003, when it

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Nepal Country Report

The government of Nepal has taken some important measures to regulate the tobacco market and reduce health burden of tobacco consumption, particularly since early 2010s, when it enforced tobacco control

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Global Trends in Nicotine

The Global Trends in Nicotine reports establish the groundwork for the Foundation for a SmokeFree World in the area of industry transformation, and represent an important component in the Foundation’s

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Smoking Cessation in Germany

This report explores the structural reasons for Germany’s historical opposition to tobacco control both at the national and international level, examining historical, political, cultural, procedural, and economic impediments to reducing

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Bangladesh Economic Report

This report examines the economic landscape of the tobacco industry in Bangladesh, which has a large and thriving tobacco market that is fueled by its growing economy. Approximately 46% of

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Indonesia Scoping Report

This report frames the general and current tobacco economic ecosystem outlook in Indonesia, which includes consumption rates, smoking trends, demographics, health expenditures related to smoking-attributable diseases, mortality rates, productivity losses,

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Patent Landscape Report

This report presents an overview of the patent landscape for tobacco harm reduction technologies based on analysis of patent publication data. TweetShareShare0 Shares

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Pakistan Economics Report

Tobacco has created many health problems for Pakistan, the future of the combustible tobacco industry in the country’s struggling economy is uncertain. Tobacco Harm Reduction Products (HRPs) have created a

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Pakistan Country Report

This report provides a glimpse of the tobacco landscape in Pakistan. Despite bans in recent years, there are still 24 million users of smoked and smokeless tobacco in Pakistan. Given

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Economics of Ending Smoking

Economic issues play a major role in the fight to eradicate smoking, particularly in an era of major advances in harm reduction. The Economics of Ending Smoking webinar series was

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Bangladesh Country Report

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is committed to filling key knowledge gaps in our collective understanding of tobacco production and use, especially in the low- and middle-income countries where

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Burning Issues

The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020 This latest report in The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction series from UK-based public health agency Knowledge·Action·Change (KAC) examines the role

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Phasing Out Combustible Cigarettes

This paper outlines rational, researched-based strategies for phasing out combustible cigarettes, including a “nudge” approach and logical regulatory actions. Central to this plan are scientifically informed policies regarding THRPs. Unfortunately,

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Contradictions and Conflicts

Research by leading international business and corporate governance scholar Daniel Malan identifies inherent conflicts of interest with many of the countries leading the development of global tobacco control policy. The

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Dubrovnik Consultation Summary

This is a summary of expert contributions to the 2020 Dubrovnik Consultation, a summit meeting on regulatory issues, taxation and other perspectives in tobacco harm reduction. This summit was originally

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India Country Report

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is committed to filling key knowledge gaps in our collective understanding of tobacco production and use, especially in the low- and middle-income countries where

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Watching Briefs: Hungary

The Watching Brief series chronicles the most up-to-date data on smoking across the world. In the first of this series, Foundation economist Ayda Yurekli examines the current state of the

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