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(January 12) In September 2021, Swedish Match AB announced that it plans to spin off its cigar business and become an entirely “smokefree” company. The spin-off is targeted for completion by the second half of 2022. Read more

(January 3) The Centre for Agricultural Transformation (CAT) hosted an award ceremony in Malawi to celebrate applicants selected for the 2nd cohort of its Business Incubation and Commercialization program. 120 applicants submitted proposals and 13 made it to the finals. Read more

Global Trends in Nicotine:
(December 21)The Global Trends in Nicotine reports establish the groundwork for the Foundation’s efforts in the area of industry transformation. The most recent report updates the record with data from 2020, finding that cigarettes remain the primary nicotine delivery mechanism. Read more

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 Deaths Every Second from Smoking.1


Deaths Annually

There are 8 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


Nearly 60 percent of smokers want to quit.2


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

news & media

This report frames the general and current tobacco economic ecosystem outlook in Indonesia, which includes consumption rates, smoking trends, demographics, health expenditures related to smoking-attributable diseases, mortality rates, productivity losses,
By david janazzo
In September 2021, Swedish Match AB announced that it plans to spin off its cigar business and become an entirely…
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