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:
Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
.@GlobalStateTHR’s #THRSP supports scholars around the world who want to advance critical knowledge about tobacco harm reduction. Scholars interested in advancing the evidence-based research needed to end the tobacco epidemic are invited to apply by 11/30: https://thrsp.net/
The Commission Report: Reignite the Fight Against Smoking found that #China and #India are home to more than 500 million tobacco users between the ages of 16 and 64. Read more of the findings and new solutions for preventing deaths from tobacco use here: https://bit.ly/3mWNhQp
India is among countries with the lowest quit rates for #smoking. The quit rates for men are less than 20%, states a report released by ‘The International Commission to Reignite the Fight Against Smoking’, reports @BShajan
#Malawi’s President @LAZARUSCHAKWERA & Minister of Agriculture Lobin Lowe, among other visitors, were welcomed to the pavilion at the National Agricultural Fair in Blantyre, Malawi to learn more about the CAT agricultural diversification and transformation initiatives. #ATI4
As smokers are encouraged to quit during the #GreatAmericanSmokeout, it's important they get support to help them stop smoking. More efforts are needed to prevent premature death and disease caused by tobacco use. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3mWNhQp
At 24 @prof_rx has already published more than 50 articles in journals inc @TheLancet. His #THRScholarship project to raise awareness about the benefits of safer nicotine products in Africa helped win him a @DianaAward Apply at https://thrsp.net/ for your place on the #THRSP
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