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FSFW Statement:
Responding to an article in Tobacco Control, Derek Yach calls for "open science and respectful debate – not boycotts and bans.” Read more

FDA Moves to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars:
We applaud the FDA’s proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. The decision to keep menthol harm reduction products on the market is sound policy and will give users the option to switch to lower-risk alternatives. Read more

Bringing Everyone to the Tobacco Table:
Derek Yach explores themes in Bill Novelli’s recently released book, Good Business: The Talk, Fight Win Way to Change the World. Bill’s professional journey holds clues for how tobacco control efforts could be more inclusive of all viewpoints. 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
On May 20th of last year, the EU ban on the manufacture and sale of menthol cigarettes went into effect…
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