A global health expert and anti-smoking advocate for more than 30 years, Derek Yach is the owner of Global Health Strategies. Previously, Yach was the director of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and a World Health Organization cabinet director and executive director for noncommunicable diseases and mental health. He was deeply involved with the development of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. On this page we feature a selection of Yach’s contributions to Tobacco Reporter.
It can help address environmental and health concerns, says Derek Yach.
Read a selection of articles from our special contributor Derek Yach.
Medical licensing of e-cigarettes and nicotine pouches should be an urgent priority, writes Derek Yach.
Conceived in the late 1990s, the treaty should be updated to reflect a changed context.
Governments and industry should rebuild with reduced-risk products, argues Derek Yach.
The health expert explains how innovation is the biggest chance to lower tobacco’s health toll.