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May 24, 2018 Rendez-vous #10 with David Hammond David is Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Thank you David for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself by sharing a little bit about yourself and when, how, why you... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at THR Rendez-vous
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May 18, 2018 Rendez-vous #9 with Ron Borland Ron is the Nigel Gray Distinguished Fellow in Cancer Prevention at Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne (since 2004). Thank you Ron for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself by giving us some personal background and telling us when... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at THR Rendez-vous
10. May 24, 2018 David Hammond (Canada) 9. May 18, 2018 Ron Borland (Australia) 8. May 11, 2018 Karl Lund (Norway) 7. May 5, 2018 Àngeles Muntadas-Prim Lafita (Spain) 6. April 24, 2018 Olivier Théraulaz (Switzerland) 5. April 20, 2018 Marewa Glover (New Zealand) 4. April 16, 2018 Eva Kralikova... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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May 11 2018, Rendez-vous #8 with Karl Lund Karl is Senior Researcher at the Department of Drugs and Tobacco at the Norwegian Institute for Public Health May I ask you to introduce yourself by sharing a little bit of background about yourself, and especially how you became involved in tobacco... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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May 5, 2018 Rendez-vous 7 with Àngeles Muntadas-Prim Lafita Àngeles is President of ANESVAP, the Spanish Association of Users of Personal Vaporizers. Thank you Àngeles for accepting our rendez-vous and please accept my apologies for not speaking Spanish so I missed out on this entrevista but I was happy to... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
Le Dr Kjell Bjartveit est Norvégien, comme l'indique son nom si facile à prononcer. Il a été ministre de la santé et préside depuis 1971 le comité national sur le tabagisme et la santé. Sa longue expérience lui a permis de mettre au point un très efficace coktail de mesures... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Memory Lane
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April 24, 2018 rendez-vous 6 with Olivier Théraulaz Olivier Théraulaz is Chair of Helvetic Vape, the Swiss Association of Vapers and CFO of INNCO, the International Network of Nicotine Consumers Organizations that recently relocated its headquarters in Geneva. Thank you Olivier for accepting our rendezvous. May I ask you to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
In the magazine Jacobin. Many similarities with our own story: from illegally firing the first person who asks for more benefits for everybody to outsourcing the whole lab to get rid of the union (run away shop tactic). Continue reading
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April 20, 2018 rendez-vous 5 with Marewa Glover Thank you Marewa for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself? Marewa Glover: Fresh white clouds are chasing the last of the summer rays across the sky above me. I can smell the damp earth from last night’s rain.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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April 16 2018, THR-rendez-vous 4 with Eva Kralikova Hello Eva, how differently would you introduce yourself from our previous rendez-vous that took place 19 years ago, on... March 23, 1999. Eva Kralikova: I am a professor at the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the Charles University of Prague in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
I recently read 'Hand to Mouth, Living in Bootstrap America', by Linda Tirado (2014). Below is what she writes on page 11. it is not that I agree we are/were not better paid than minimum wage but what causes the deep anger and frustration is the discrimination concerning the lack... Continue reading
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April 9, THR-rendez-vous 3, with Louise Ross Thank you Louise for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself? Louise Ross: Until very recently, I was the Stop Smoking Service Manager at Leicester City Council. Previously part of the National Health Service, we moved to local government in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
I select someone I would like to cyber-interview. We get in touch and I submit 5 questions via email. The guest answers the questions as she/he wants to: some guests are brief, some like to expand beyond the scope of the initial questions and that's great. Often one question contains... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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THR-rendez-vous 2, October 16, 2017 Michael Siegel is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health. He has 32 years of experience in the field of tobacco control. He created his blog The rest of the story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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THR-Rendez-vous 1 - Wednesday October 11, 2017 Jean-François Etter, PhD in political science, is professor of public health with the Institute of Global Health, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva. Q1. Our previous rendez-vous took place in January 2001 (more than 16 years ago!). It ended... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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My name is Philippe Boucher. I was actively involved in tobacco control from July 1986 to the beginning of 2010. After that I only kept posting from time to time on my blog Tobacco Control in Africa that aggregates news from all African countries. Since 1999 and my arrival in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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When Derek Yach launched the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, on September 2017, with a $80 million per year funding by Philip Morris International for 12 years, starting in 2018, I was stunned by the immediate level and tone of the opposition expressed by a number of prominent tobacco control... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
I select someone I would like to cyber-interview. We get in touch and I submit 5 questions via email. The guest answers the questions as she/he wants to: some guests are brief, some like to expand beyond the scope of the initial questions and that's great. Often one question contains... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at RV2 Rendez-vous 2
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When Derek Yach launched the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, with a $80 million per year funding by Philipp Morris International for 12 years, starting in 2018, I was stunned by the immediate level and tone of the opposition expressed by a number of prominent tobacco control advocates (ie Simon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at RV2 Rendez-vous 2
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Rendez-vous 2, Monday October 16, 2017 Michael Siegel is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health. He has 32 years of experience in the field of tobacco control. He created his blog The rest of the story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at RV2 Rendez-vous 2
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Rendez-vous 1 - Wednesday October 11, 2017 Jean-François Etter, PhD in political science, is professor of public health with the Institute of Global Health, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva. Q1. Our previous rendez-vous took place in January 2001 (more than 16 years ago!). It ended... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at RV2 Rendez-vous 2
Article in The Guardian by Olivia Solon. This is not the first time that the corporate buses that ship workers from the city to Silicon Valley have been targeted. In 2013 a window was smashed on a Google bus in Oakland, across the San Francisco Bay. The following year, protesters... Continue reading
Article in The Guardian by Olivia Solon. This is not the first time that the corporate buses that ship workers from the city to Silicon Valley have been targeted. In 2013 a window was smashed on a Google bus in Oakland, across the San Francisco Bay. The following year, protesters... Continue reading
Read or reread the Letter from a Birmingham jail? and this opinion in The Guardian. Top it off with Bernie Sanders. Take good care. Let us remember Microsoft offers a paid vacation day to its direct employees for MLK day (only since 2016) but does not, as far as we... Continue reading
PL+US just emailed us: Over 500,000 Walmart employees just got a massive increase in their paid parental leave!New birthing parents now get 10 weeks at full pay, and non-birthing parents get 6 weeks at full-pay, if they’re full-time workers. This is the biggest single expansion of paid parental leave that's... Continue reading