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British Medical Journal on the FCTC Treaty

“We did not, in the end, find that this treaty accelerated decline in tobacco consumption.”

“…our methods, which represent – to our knowledge – the most rigorous evaluation of any international law ever conducted. We did not find any of the 3 kinds of effects.”

– Steven Hoffman, 2020

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros recently said “Since it came into force 13 years ago, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control remains one of the world’s most powerful tools for promoting public health,”.

But is it?

That’s what a to studies just published on bmj.com try and investigate – one of which pulls together all the data we have on smoking rates, from 1970 to 2015, and then a quasi-experimental study which tries to model what the effect of the FCTC has had.

Steven Hoffman, and Matthieu Poirier from the Global Strategy Lab at York University join us to explain what their research means, and why it’s time to double down on our attempts to reduce smoking.

Tobacco Free Generation @ World Conference on Lung Cancer 2020

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Envisioning a Tobacco Free Generation
https://www.iaslc.org/iaslc-news/ilcn/envisioning-tobacco-free-generation

Presenter Heng Nung Koong, MD, founder and director of the Tobacco Free Generation International, discussed this topic during the Education Session “The ‘How To’ of Modern Tobacco Control” (ES21). In 2010, Dr. Koong wrote a journal article, “Phasing-Out Tobacco: Proposal to Deny Access to Tobacco for Those Born from 2000” as a way to think about new generations of never smokers and how best stop them from ever becoming tobacco users.

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