Statement on the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (2018)

On September 13, 2017, it was announced that Philip Morris International plans to contribute close to $1 billion to fund an organization to be known as the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The Foundation has the stated mission of reducing illness and death from smoking and lists as its priorities: supporting research on harm reduction […]

Australian Researchers Oppose Funding from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (2018)

We support the recent statement by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia, Public Health Association of Australia and World Federation of Public Health Associations: We will not accept any kind of funding or support from Foundation for a Smoke Free World [FSFW], nor will we work together with this Foundation on any research, […]

Countering The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) (2018)

In September 2017, Philip Morris International (PMI) pledged about $1 billion to the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), an organization that will provide grants for “medical, agricultural, and scientific research to end smoking and its health effects and to address the impact of reduced worldwide demand for tobacco.” Read more: Global Center for Good […]

WHO Statement on Philip Morris funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (2017)

On 13 September 2017, tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) announced its support for the establishment of a new entity – the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. PMI indicated that it expects to support the Foundation by contributing approximately USD 80 million annually over the next 12 years. Read more: World Health Organization

American Cancer Society Statement on Philip Morris International Support of New Effort (2017)

Below is a statement from the American Cancer Society in response to news that Philip Morris International (PMI) will fund a new effort called the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. “This attempt by Philip Morris International to paint itself as a public health partner is manipulative and dangerous. It is a new twist out of […]

Why Tobacco Control Still Won’t Publish Tobacco Industry-funded Work, Even if the Funding is Laundered through PMI’s New ‘Independent’ Foundation (2017)

Authors: Joaquin Barnoya et al. Tobacco Control has a normative focus: we strive to publish the best research that informs and advances public health and policy. In this spirit – and because of a long history of tobacco industry (TI) manipulation, suppression and misrepresentation of scientific data – Tobacco Control joined a range of health […]

Vietnam’s Memo Calling on Governments and Health Communities Not to Cooperate with FSFW (2017)

Vietnam’s memo calling on the cabinet, local government, and mass organizations to coordinate the implementation of the WHO recommendation and to inform governments and health communities not to cooperate with FSFW. Read more: Ministry of Health, Vietnam

Poland considers the Philip Morris International (PMI) funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World as being part of the tobacco industry

 The Ministry of Health considers the Philip Morris International (PMI) funded Foundation for Smoke-Free World as being part of the tobacco industry. The MOH has sent a letter, dated 9 January 2018, to the Chancellor, Vice-Rectors and Deans of all medical schools informing them that Poland is a party to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and treats the PMI […]

The new Philip Morris-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World: independent or not?

Source: WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges   January 30, 2018: In his 23 January BMJ blog, ‘Building a Foundation to accelerate an end to smoking’, Derek Yach again defends and promotes his new Philip Morris-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. It is fair to say that Yach’s new Foundation has not been warmly […]