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Request for Proposals:
We are seeking proposals to conduct research at the nexus of COVID-19, smoking, and nicotine that will require significant collaboration and research efforts with outside experts and organizations. Learn more

Global Health Perspectives 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. Listen here.

2019 Annual Report:
Following a productive year in the fight to end smoking, the Foundation has released its 2019 Annual Report. It summarizes key research and initiatives supported by the Foundation. 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
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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
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industry transformation

Focuses on delivering change across the entire global tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem
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a global epidemic

Smoking is the world’s leading cause of preventable death

4

4 Deaths Every Second from Smoking.1

8M

Deaths Annually

There are 8 million smoking-related deaths annually, killing more people than hiv/aids, malaria & tuberculosis combined.2

50%

Kills More than 1 Out of Every 2 Smokers

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

60%

Nearly 60 percent of smokers want to quit.2

1.22M

Second-hand smoke causes more than 1.22M premature deaths per year.2

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
In 1951, Sirs Richard Doll and Austin Bradford Hill began surveying thousands of doctors to determine the cause of rising…
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.