david janazzo, Author at Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

What Are Tobacco Companies Selling Where Reduced-Risk Products Are Legal?

Revised December 15, 2022 The 2022 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. The Index is designed to deliver on key goals of the Foundation: to drive the transformation of […]

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Nicotine Pouches: Geographic footprint, company presence, and legislative snapshot

Introduction The Tobacco Transformation Index® measures the extent to which nicotine and tobacco companies are making material progress toward reducing the consumption of high-risk products (HRPs) and contributing to tobacco harm reduction. Nicotine pouches are one of six products defined as “reduced-risk”[1]. As this blog post explores, nicotine pouches are a relatively niche category and not widely […]

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Tobacco Company Reports for Full Year 2021 Demonstrate Inconsistent Progress

The first Tobacco Transformation Index™ found that a small group of tobacco companies made public commitments to harm reduction, but none had shifted their focus enough to ensure the accelerated decline of cigarettes and other high-risk products*. In a blog article published in September 2021, covering half-year results, we found that reduced-risk products* still formed […]

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Swedish Match Divestment: Considerations for the Tobacco Transformation Index®

In September 2021, Swedish Match AB announced that it plans to spin off its cigar business and become an entirely “smokefree” company. The spin-off is targeted for completion by the second half of 2022. As Table 1 illustrates, cigars currently represent 28% of Swedish Match’s revenue, with the remainder of its portfolio mostly comprising oral […]

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Tobacco Company Reports for First-Half 2021 Demonstrate Mixed Results

The first Tobacco Transformation Index® found that a small group of tobacco companies made public commitments to harm reduction, but none have shifted their focus enough to ensure the accelerated decline of cigarettes and other high-risk products. A review of recently published first-half 2021 reports from six of the major tobacco companies indicates that reduced-risk products* […]

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