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Statement from FSFW marking this year's Great American Smokeout:
(November 19) We applaud the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) long-time efforts to combat tobacco use. This year’s Smokeout is particularly crucial given some of the disturbing trends we are currently seeing in smoking behavior. Read more

Press Release:
(October 25) Foundation for a Smoke-Free World today announced that Dr. Derek Yach will no longer serve as President and Board Director. Heidi Goldstein, General Counsel, and David Janazzo, CFO and EVP of Operations and Finance, will serve as Interim Co-Presidents, effective immediately, while the Board conducts a search for a new President to lead the Foundation and its vital mission forward. Read more

The Patent Landscape Report:
(September 30) This report presents an overview of the patent landscape for tobacco harm reduction technologies based on analysis of patent publication data. 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
The first Tobacco Transformation Index™ found that a small group of tobacco companies made public commitments to harm reduction, but…
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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