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Derek Yach

Dr Derek Yach, South African and global health expert and anti-smoking advocate for more than 30 years, is the president of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. He is a former World Health Organisation (WHO) cabinet director and executive director for non-communicable diseases and mental health where he was deeply involved with the development of the world’s treaty on tobacco control, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. He is a strong proponent of harm-reduction policies, and is advancing his career’s work at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World