Derek Yach

Former WHO cabinet director and executive director for NCD and mental health

Home – Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Hong Kong drops its proposed ban, permitting access to #harmreduction tools. Our 2018 poll of Hong Kong smokers found, 41% incorrectly believe that nicotine in e-cigarettes causes cancer. More can be done to educate & correct misperceptions about nicotine.

  • Foundation for a smoke-free world
    • Derek Yach – The Lancet – 2017
    • PDF: Derek Lancet Article – Oct 2017
    • Summary:
      • FSFW supports and endorses implementation of all elements of the FCTC, and aims to complement and add to the efforts led by WHO and supported by global philanthropies
      • Mission is to accelerate global efforts to reduce deaths and harm from smoking, eliminate cigarette smoking worldwide, and mobilize support for people who are disproportionately burdened by the rapid transition away from smoking, starting with smallholder tobacco farmers in low-income and middle-income countries
      • Foundation initially funded by PMI un-earmarked grant of $80M/year for 12 years; Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws include provisions to maintain separation from PMI

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