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COP9 2021
Explore content that investigates the progress towards the goals outlined in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Including news, multimedia, and a special issue of Drugs and Alcohol Today. Read more here.

Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2020:
The latest publication in the series examines the role of tobacco harm reduction and finds an urgent need to scale it up if its full public health potential is to be realized. Read more here.

Tobacco Transformation Index ™:
The Tobacco Transformation Index ™ aims to accelerate the reduction of harm caused by tobacco use. The Index ranks the world’s 15 largest tobacco companies on their relative progress toward harm reduction. Visit the site

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

Dr. Derek Yach, President of the Foundation, has been supporting and leading smoking cessation research and policy development for more than 30 years.
By Nada Adibah
Tobacco smoking is the world’s leading cause of preventable death and disease, and quitting smoking can produce considerable and immediate…
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.
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