Health, Science & Technology
shaping our global research agenda
Health professionals, researchers, and regulators agree that smoking, (i.e. the consumption of combustible tobacco) is a leading cause of death, disease, and disability. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s (FSFW) background and broad areas of investment and action have been described in The Lancet.
FSFW’s research priorities focus on smoking cessation, smoking harm reduction, and alternative livelihoods for tobacco farmers and are being developed in consultation with the public health community and other relevant experts in an open and transparent manner. Over the past few months, we have been listening, reading, and engaging with experts in one-on-one discussions at an FSFW research symposium in London (October 2017), and in forums including the Food and Drug Law Institute Conference in Washington, DC (October 2017), the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa (October 2017) and the E-Cigarette Summit in London (November 2017).