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Request for Proposals:
We are seeking proposals to conduct research at the nexus of COVID-19, smoking, and nicotine that will require significant collaboration and research efforts with outside experts and organizations. Learn more

EU Menthol Cigarette Ban Survey:
A new survey supported by FSFW has uncovered how adult smokers have been impacted by the European Union’s ban on the manufacture and sale of menthol cigarettes. Read more here.

Special issue on the FCTC:
FSFW staff, grantees and other experts explore progress toward goals outlined in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Read more here.

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 charles gardner
In recent years, various parties have endeavored to name and rename what the majority of consumers call “e-cigarettes.” Most notably,…
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.