New approaches to public health are needed in the wake of COVID-19. A PMI global survey has revealed strong support for innovative approaches to healthcare, including considering the role smoke-free alternatives can play in tobacco harm reduction.
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By Jacek Olczak, Chief Operating Officer, Philip Morris International
This will be a year of important decisions on how to rebuild, reset, and address the many challenges ahead. And while the response to our most immediate challenge—the COVID-19 pandemic—is far from perfect or complete, it underscores an immense potential for progress that cannot be overlooked.
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The public supports governments implementing new strategies based on scientific and technological advances
The survey suggests a majority of the public believes the current measures to tackle smoking rates are insufficient. Respondents support governments implementing new strategies based on scientific and technological advances.
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Overlooking misinformation could lead to the erosion of trust in facts, science, and expert guidance
By viewing misinformation and disinformation as primarily “digital” threats, we could be overlooking their broader, real-world consequences.
We cannot let misinformation get in the way of progress
By Dr. Moira Gilchrist, Vice President, Strategic & Scientific Communications, Philip Morris International
Misleading or false information, whether online or offline, has a very real impact on people’s perceptions and behaviors. At best, it leaves the public confused. At worse, it erodes their trust in facts, science, and expert guidance, and can lead them to make unwise choices.
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A global survey carried out by Povaddo for PMI suggests the public agrees that policymakers should consider the role smoke-free products can play in tobacco harm reduction.
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