Foundation For A Smoke-Free World’s COVID-19 Statement:
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted all of us. It is important to remember that we are in this together and must all do our part to stop the spread of this virus, while maintaining our physical and mental health. Read more here.

The Global State of Smoking Poll 2019:
The Foundation has released findings from the Global State of Smoking Poll 2019 a comprehensive survey that explored the habits and perceptions of 54,341 former and current tobacco users across seven countries. Read more here.

The Global Health Perspectives Podcast with Derek Yach:
An ongoing series of conversations with Dr. Derek Yach and experts in global health about how smoking sits at the nexus of many major health issues. Read more here.

health, science & technology

Complements ongoing tobacco control efforts to accelerate quitting and switching to tobacco harm reduction products while understanding the individual smoker
learn more

agriculture and livelihoods

Aims to diversify tobacco-dependent economies, ensuring that smallholder farmers impacted by the declining demand for tobacco are supported to find sustainable alternative livelihoods
learn more

industry transformation

Focuses on delivering change across the entire global tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem
learn more

a global epidemic

Smoking is the world’s leading cause of preventable death


One Death Every 6 Seconds from Smoking.1


Deaths Annually

There are 7.2 million smoking-related deaths annually, killing more people than hiv/aids, malaria & tuberculosis combined.2


Kills More than 1 Out of Every 2 Smokers

Smoking kills more than half of its long-term users.3 4


Nearly 70 percent of smokers want to quit.5


Second-hand smoke causes more than 890,000 premature deaths per year.6

news & media

Dr. Derek Yach, President of the Foundation, has been supporting and leading smoking cessation research and policy development for more than 30 years.
By derek yach
They nurtured younger generations, and they can provide wisdom and stability in a fast-moving world. Yet public health officials usually…
Through every Health, Science, and Technology grant and partnership, we are strengthening our efforts to accelerate the end of smoking.
Learn about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and our goal to end smoking in this generation.