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Press Release:
(October 14) Derek Yach calls the FDA’s decision to authorize an e-cigarette product in the US an important step forward that will help reduce the deaths caused by tobacco use and other countries should follow their lead. 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

FSFW’s Virtual Booth for the 2021 Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum:
(September 22) The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s virtual booth at GTNF 2021 showcases key reports and initiatives. 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

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 david janazzo
The first Tobacco Transformation Index™ found that a small group of tobacco companies made public commitments to harm reduction, but…
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