The theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day, “We need food, not tobacco,” to be commemorated on May 31, is apt given the rising food insecurity around the world. It aims to raise awareness about alternative crop production and marketing opportunities for tobacco farmers.
World No Tobacco Day 2023
A message from Tobacco Free Portfolios Founder & CEO, Dr Bronwyn King on World No Tobacco Day 2023.
May 2023 Newsletter
2023 has been a busy year so far for the Tobacco Free Portfolios team! We welcome the action of governments around the globe who are trying to reduce the impact of tobacco, not just on people but also the planet. The Dutch government is leading a push for the EU to consider banning cigarette filters…
YourStake, Your Story with Tobacco Free Portfolios: Earth Day Special
Join co-founder Gabe Rissman and Rebecca Brown of Tobacco Free Portfolios as they discuss how Financial Advisors can join the movement to tobacco-free finance.
Tobacco Use, “Deaths of Despair”, and Widening Inequality in Life Expectancy in the United States
There is substantial concern in the United States (U.S.) today about growing income inequality and the dramatic increase in life expectancy inequality. As discussed below, tobacco use plays an important role in these disparities.
The Global Toll of Preventable Cardiovascular Disease: Why Does It Matter?
Sudden and unexpected, often appearing without previous symptoms or warnings, are terms that appropriately describe the utter shock that some of us feel when we learn after a relatively non-invasive angiogram test that we have a severe artery blockage that put us at high risk of suffering a deadly heart attack or stroke if no…
A Policy Perspective on Climate Change, Health, and Health Systems
Back in 2015, in his powerful Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si” or “Praise Be to You”, Pope Francis made a powerful statement, unifying both the spiritual and scientific dimensions of life, on one of humanity’s greatest challenges in the 21st Century: environmental destruction and climate change.
A Perspective: Decoding the Tobacco Industry’s “Unsmoke the World” Claim
There exists much skepticism about the tobacco industry’s claim that it wants to “unsmoke the world”. Tobacco control proponents question how much the tobacco industry’s “transition narrative” should be trusted.  The history of the tobacco industry provides ample evidence for skepticism, if not outright rejection. While scientific studies demonstrated the negative harms of tobacco use, the tobacco industry…
June 2022 Newsletter
On World No Tobacco Day – 31 May 2022 – we were thrilled to learn that Tobacco Free Portfolios had received a WHO Director-General Special Award for accomplishments in tobacco control. On behalf of the whole TFP team, I’m delighted to accept this award and extremely proud of the efforts of our small but mighty…
World No Tobacco Day 2022: Realizing environmental and public health co-benefits
Our meditation on World No Tobacco Day 2022 is guided by a sober observation in the World Bank Group (WBG) Climate Change Action Plan 2021-2025 that the collective responses to climate change, poverty, and inequality are defining choices of our age. More so now because of the devastating combined impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic…