No Takers for Philip Morris’ Foundation for Smoke Free World Event

July 4, 2019, Bangkok – The Foundation for Smoke Free World (FSFW)-backed event called Smoke Free Dialogue in Bangkok being convened by SustainAbility in Bangkok had been cancelled because “few attendees confirmed”, according to the organizers’ response to invitees. Prof. Prakit Vatheesatogkit, President of ASH Thailand, explained that the academic community in Bangkok had already […]

Philip Morris Thailand denies involvement in activities of Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

July 4, 2019 Tobacco giant Philip Morris has denied accusations it controls the activities of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, despite funding the organisation. Philip Morris Trading (Thailand)’s Pongsathorn Ansusinha said: “Neither Philip Morris Thailand nor Philip Morris International [PMI] have anything to do with any activities held by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free […]

WHO rejects collaboration with Philip Morris-funded foundation

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus rejected a collaboration proposal from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, funded by PhilipMorris International. The foundation proposed that WHO “review and consider how best to work with the foundation to facilitate a rapid reduction in the use of lethal cigarettes” in an open letter to the WHO Executive Board […]

Philip Morris Internationals Announcement to Spend Nearly $1 Billion to End Smoking Sounds Like fake (2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philip Morris International’s (PMI) recent announcement that it is establishing the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is an affront to public health, educators, researchers and advocates around the world who have been working tirelessly for decades to end the tobacco use epidemic. The fact that PMI claims to want to end smoking […]

Over 100 health organisations urge WHO to reject Philip Morris International-led body’s appeal to collaborate on tobacco control

Public health experts from over 100 organisations around the world on Tuesday urged the World Health Organisation Executive Board (WHO-EB) to reject a Philip Morris International-funded foundation’s appeal to the global health body to collaborate on tobacco control policies. Read more: Firstpost

Explained: Why a Philip Morris Funded Foundation Is Repeatedly Denounced by WHO

February 6, 2019 Last week, the innocuously named Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), was once again embarrassed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO’s director general Dr Tedros publicly condemned the efforts of this foundation to influence anti-smoking and public health policy globally. Read more: The Wire    

Open Letter to Urge WHO Executive Board to Reject Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW) (2019)

28th January 2019 To the Director General and Executive Board of the World Health Organization, We write to you, as members of the global public health community, to express our grave concern at the attempt by the Philip Morris International-funded entity, Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), to pave the road for partnership with […]

An Open Letter to the Director-General and Executive Board of the World Health Organization (2019)

To the Director General and Executive Board of the World Health Organization, We write to you, as members of the global public health community, to express our grave concern at the attempt by the Philip Morris International-funded entity, Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), to pave the road for partnership with the World Health […]