Dr. Derek Yach, Photo Credit: The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Ira Pastor Comments:

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that we currently have over 1.1 billion smokers on earth, and that tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.

Dr. Derek Yach, Photo Credit: The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Ending Smoking for Good

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) is an independent, nonprofit organization that funds research, promotes innovation, and supports collaborative initiatives committed to reducing deaths and diseases caused by smoking, and is committed to ending smoking this generation.

Dr. Derek Yach on the Catania Press Conference Panel, Photo Credit: The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Dr. Derek Yach

Dr. Derek Yach has been a global health expert and anti-smoking advocate for more than 30 years, and is also a passionate advocate for health promotion and disease prevention.

On this episode we will talk to Dr. Yach about:

His background and how he developed an interest in medicine, public health, and smoking cessation. Philip Morris International’s funding of FSFW. About FSFWs Global State of Smoking Poll, Health, Science, and Technology programs, Agricultural Transformation Initiative and Industry Transformation efforts. Finally, we’ll hear about Dr. Yach’s views on the dangers and health issues related to marijuana smoking.

Ira Pastor, ideaXme life sciences ambassador and founder of Bioquark

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