The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World commissioned a poll in seven countries: Greece, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa, the UK, and the US. The poll captured the participants’ demographic data, their habits and perceptions regarding tobacco and tobacco harm reduction (THR) products, as well as their experiences quitting tobacco products.
Results of the poll were analyzed and presented as two posters (available below) at the annual Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco meetings held virtually in February 2021. The first poster explores the smoking behavior and motives among women. The results highlight that further intercountry consideration is needed when developing gender specific cessation or tobacco harm reduction interventions.
The second poster, Patterns of Tobacco Usage in India, explores the disparities in how tobacco products are used throughout India based on age groups, gender, education, geography and socioeconomic status:
WHO reveals that in 20 years, they have failed to make meaningful progress to reduce #tobacco consumption. No matter how you spin it, there are still 1bn smokers worldwide. Derek Yach @swimdaily comments on @WHO's new report on the global tobacco epidemic: https://www.smokefreeworld.org/newsroom/president-derek-yachs-statement-on-the-whos-global-tobacco-epidemic-report/
Illicit cigarettes are dominating the low-income areas of #SouthAfrica, a direct result of the 2020 #tobacco and #alcoholban. Now tax revenue is plummeting, and crime is skyrocketing. David Janazzo explores the data in a new blog post: https://www.smokefreeworld.org/conflicting-signals-in-south-africa/
Will WHO wake up to realities of tobacco? @SamratTHR @INNCOorg @GerryStimson @rnsharan @ChaunceyGardner @timesofindia @SmokeFreeFdn https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/newshound-tales/will-who-wake-up-to-realities-of-tobacco/
When it comes to #harmreduction, policy is often far behind the science, whether it be seat belts, drugs, or most recently mask mandates. Derek Yach (@swimdaily) uses the history of harm reduction to predict the possible future of #tobaccocontrol.
The @WHO has failed to live up to the promise of the #FCTC @FCTCofficial Dr. Derek Yach (@swimdaily) a key architect of the treaty puts this failure in perspective & suggests a road map. #mustread #tobacco #harmreduction https://dr-derekyach.medium.com/tobacco-harm-reduction-time-to-change-attitudes-df7285542b36
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