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RECAP: Why Bans Are Not Best In Africa

In the months following the position paper published by The Union, titled Why Bans Are Best, VIDA News has been dedicating both time and resources to panel discussions with leading experts around the world on the tobacco industry and its relation to harm-reduction...

RECAP: Why Bans Are Not Best In Latin America – Part 2

In the third panel discussion on the series, Why Bans Are Not Best For LMICs, the focus remains on Latin America, with Senior Correspondent Dom Garrett moderating the conversation surrounding the tobacco industry and harm-reduction products. Joining him was Dr. José...

RECAP: Why Bans Are Not Best in India

In June, The Union, a Bloomberg-funded tobacco control organization, released a position piece entitled “Where Bans Are Best.” That paper was the topic of discussion for this panel on why bans are not the best approach when dealing with issues of tobacco consumption...

In Conversation: Clive Bates, The Counterfactual

In this excerpt from VIDA News Live, Senior Correspondent Dom Garrett sits down with Clive Bates, the director of The Counterfactual – a consulting and advocacy practice focussed on a pragmatic approach to sustainability and public health. Clive has worked...

Ray Yeates’ Fight For Life

Ray Yeates is a father and a grandfather. He is a retired mechanic but still defines himself as a guy who likes to tinker around and fix things. For the last five years, Ray has lived with his partner Ruthie. Ray describes Ruthie as a partner, friend, and soul-mate....