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I first met Derek when he was the organizer of the first All Africa Conference on Tobacco Control in Harare in November 1993. I had been invited as I was the Executive Director of the French National Committee for Tobacco Control. Once I moved to the US and launched the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at THR Rendez-vous
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I realize I have made a mess of this tentative explanation and I am sorry. I hope you'll understand (a bit). Thank you for trying. It all started on September 2017 with the announcement of the creation of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. My initial reaction to the harsh... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #25 with David Goerlitz. David used to be a model for Winston cigarettes, then he became a tobacco control advocate as he told in this rendez-vous we had 20 years ago in May 1999. As a self introduction can you tell us a bit when/how and why you transitioned... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2019 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #24 with Lindsey Stroud Lindsey produces the audio-podcast Voices of Vapers. She is a state government relations manager at The Heartland Institute and a policy expert on tobacco harm reduction. Q1. I encourage every reader to look closely at the list of the podcasts you produced and take time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #23 with Kim Shilling Manor Owner of Moose Jooce Vape Shop in Lake Station (Michigan) Follow her on twitter First is there anything you would like to add to your self introduction on twitter: "I smoked 35 years...lost my husband to lung cancer..still smoked. Tried vaping on 10/21/2013 and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #22 with Marie Maurisse Author of the investigative report The blazing success of Swiss cigarettes in Africa May I first ask you to introduce yourself by telling us a bit about your personal and professional background and how and why you got interested in the cigarette industry in Switzerland... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #21 with Miroslaw Dworniczak Thank you, Mirek for accepting this rendez-vous. May I first ask you to introduce yourself by providing some personal background including when and why you got involved in vaping advocacy (if that's the right term to use). Miroslaw Dworniczak: I am an organic chemist. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #20 with Alex Clark Alex is CEO of CASAA Can you please start by introducing yourself, telling us why and when you started vaping, how your journey evolved and your role in CASAA, the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association? Alex Clark: My name is Alex Clark and I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at THR Rendez-vous
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As of today, January 2nd, 2019, I have resigned from my position of 'online community manager' with the Foundation for a smoke-Free World. Why? It's a bit too early for me to explain the mix of internal, external, professional and personal reasons that led me to make such a decision.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #19 with Anonymous Anonymous is a young friend presently living in New York City who attended the conference organized by NYU on October 19 about E-Cigarettes: the tectonic shift in nicotine and tobacco consumption, opportunity or threat to saving lives? She has no involvement in this field so I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #18 with Claude Bamberger Claude is President of Aiduce (Association Indépendante Des Utilisateurs de Cigarette Électronique) that represents vapers in France and in Belgium. Can you please introduce yourself by telling us about your personal and professional background and when, how and why you became involved in tobacco harm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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Rendez-vous #17 with Roberto Sussman. Roberto is President of ProVapeo Mexico, a consumer association defending in Mexico the right to access "products that provide nicotine without combustion". Thank you Roberto for accepting our rendez-vous. Can you please introduce yourself by telling us a bit about yourself and when/how/why you got... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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October 1st 2018, Rendez-vous #16 with Joseph Magero Joseph Magero writes a blog called Tobacco Harm Reduction and he is active on Twitter. Thank you, Joseph, for accepting our rendez-vous. May I first ask you to introduce yourself by giving us a brief personal background about your journey in tobacco... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
The new paid parental leave requirement was announced in the Microsoft's blog by Corporate VP Dev Stahlkopf with the headline: Paid parental leave matters. Read the interesting comments by Nat Levy in Geekwire, the Seattle Times (Rachel Lerman). Probably more to come (here Olivia Solon in The Guardian). Congratulations to... Continue reading
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August 29, 2018 Rendez-vous #15 with Philippe Poirson. Philippe Poirson, writes the blog Vapolitique. The blog is written in French, but it can be automatically translated into different languages. Thank you Philippe for taking part in this rendez-vous. May I begin by asking you to introduce yourself with a brief... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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July 6, 2018 Rendez-vous #14 with Paddy Costall Paddy is one of the co-founders of the Global Forum on Nicotine. Thank you Paddy for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself? Paddy Costall: My name is Paddy Costall and I am one of three Directors of Knowledge... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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Today, as my next guest is a bit late returning his answers I have chosen to post three cartoons by Daumier that are about tobacco smoking. The City Council of Strasbourg has decided to prohibit smoking in public parks. That reminded me of a 1843 print by Daumier about the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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June 20, 2018 Rendez-vous #13 with David Sweanor David is Adjunct Professor of Law with the University of Ottawa, and much more. Thank you David for accepting our rendez-vous. David you have you been a tobacco control advocate for a long time, in Canada and around the world. Can you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
In Fast Company magazine, this article about how Survey Monkey changed its standards and benefits requirements for its contractors employees. If they can do it, all the big ones can and should have done it long time ago. Who is going to put the pressure on all? Progressive shareholders? Concerned... Continue reading
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June 8, 2018 Rendez-vous #12 with Nathalie Dunand Nathalie is President of Sovape, a French pro vaping advocacy group. Also on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you Nathalie for accepting our rendez-vous. May I ask you to introduce yourself by sharing a bit about your personal background and how you got... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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June 3, 2018 Rendez-vous #11 with Samrat Chowdhery Samrat is one of the co-founders and directors of Association of Vapers India (AVI). You can also visit them on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you Samrat for accepting this rendez-vous. Q1. I just read the opinion you published on January 5 2018... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
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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 May 24, 2018 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 May 18, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous
25. May 9, 2019 David Goerlitz (USA) 24. April 15, 2019 Lindsey Stroud (USA) 23. March 5, 2019 Kim Shilling Manor (USA) 22. January 30, 2019 Marie Maurisse (Switzerland and Morocco) 21. January 23, 2019 Miroslaw Dworniczak (Poland) 20. January 6, 2019 Alex Clark (USA) 19. October 31, 2018 Anonymous... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at THR Rendez-vous