27 January 2021 Tobacco Free Kids Philip Morris International – the huge multinational tobacco company – announced in September 2017 that it had established the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World – with funding of $80 million per year for 12 years – to fund research and encourage measures to reduce the harm caused by smoking. […]

“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire”: A Content Analysis of Print and Web-Based News Media Reporting of the Philip Morris–Funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (2019)

Authors: Christina Watts and Becky Freeman Abstract Background: In September 2017, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), a not-for-profit organization with a core purpose “to accelerate global efforts to reduce deaths and harm from smoking” was launched. However, the legitimacy of the FSFW’s vision has been questioned by experts in tobacco control because of the organization’s only […]

International public health community supports SEATCA’s Smoke-Free Index and urges rejection of PMI-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) (2019)

Philip Morris International (PMI) and the PMI-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) have hijacked public health’s smoke-free terminology to detract from the global tobacco control treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). PMI claims it wants a smoke-free future, but it’s one built on smokers shifting to heated tobacco products (HTP) and […]

An Open Letter to Philip Morris International CEO André Calantzopoulos (2019)

As government ministers, health professionals, and advocates working to end the world’s largest preventable health crisis, we demand your corporation pay for the health care costs associated with the tobacco epidemic and shut down the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), which undermines implementation of Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on […]

The Attempt of the Tobacco Industry-funded Entity to Partner with the World Health Organization (WHO) (2019)

Background On January 24, 2019, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) published and advertised an open letter to the World Health Organization Executive Board (WHO EB) enjoining it to “consider how best to work with the Foundation to facilitate a rapid reduction in the use of lethal cigarettes,”1 and it framed its support in […]

SEATCA Statement on PMI’s Foundation for a Smoke-free World (2019)

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) joins the international public health community in denouncing the Philip Morris International (PMI)-funded Foundation for a Smoke-free World that is positioned to sabotage global tobacco control. Governments, universities, and health advocates must reject any partnerships with this foundation. Read more: Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance 

Philip Morris International-funded ‘Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’: Analysing its Claims of Independence (2019)

Authors: Yvette van der Eijk Y., Bero Lisa A., and Malone Ruth E.      Abstract The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was launched in September 2017 with an announced 12-year funding commitment of $1 billion from Philip Morris International (PMI). The Foundation claims that its governing documents (certificate of incorporation, bylaws and a pledge agreement) […]