WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat’s Statement on the Launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

September 19, 2017 The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat (Convention Secretariat) notes the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, led by a former official of the World Health Organization. The Convention Secretariat regards this tobacco industry-funded initiative as a clear attempt to breach the WHO FCTC by interfering in public policy. […]

A “Frank Statement” for the 21st Century?

September 19, 2017 The surprise announcement by the former head of the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative, Derek Yach, that he would head a newly-established organization called the “Foundation for a Smoke-free World” to “accelerate the end of smoking” was met with gut-punched disappointment by those who have worked for decades to achieve that […]

PMI Sign-On Letter 2017

André CalantzopoulosChief Executive OfficerPhilip Morris InternationalAvenue de Rhodanie 50 1007Lausanne, Switzerland Dear Mr. Calantzopoulos The undersigned organizations, representing global health, human rights, consumer protection, medical and other organizations, call on you to immediately cease the production, marketing and sale of cigarettes. This action is at least half a century overdue, and tens of millions have […]