News Archive - Foundation for a Smoke-Free World


President Derek Yach’s Statement on the FDA’s Authorization of E-Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to authorize the sale of electronic cigarettes in the U.S. is an important step forward that will help reduce the unacceptable deaths caused by tobacco use and give the 34 million smokers in the U.S. a better chance of giving up combustible cigarettes for good. The FDA’s thorough […]

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President Derek Yach’s Statement on the WHO’s Global Tobacco Epidemic Report

 27 July 2021 | In response to: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2021: New and Emerging Products FRENCH TRANSLATION CLICK HERE -> “The WHO’s tobacco control approach is fundamentally flawed. In 20 years, they have simply failed to make any meaningful progress to reduce tobacco consumption, with over 1bn tobacco users today and […]

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On World No Tobacco Day, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Urges Smokers to Quit or Switch to Harm-Reduction Products

Decades After Cessation Initiatives Began, 1 Billion Smokers Remain Worldwide NEW YORK, May 28, 2021 – More than 30 years since the first World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), there are still 8 million annual deaths attributed to tobacco use and more than 1 billion individuals still smoke. These facts are proof that health policies […]

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FDA Moves to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

(April 29) The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World applauds the FDA’s proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. This move will save lives and help reduce health disparities caused by these products, which are disproportionately used by Black Americans. The inclusion of small cigars, which are popular among young people, is a positive step toward […]

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Tobacco Transformation Index ™ Finds Most of the 15 Largest Tobacco Companies are Failing to Advance Harm Reduction

Index Reveals Limited Progress to Date; More Change Needed to End Smoking and Save Lives NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2020 — The first Tobacco Transformation Index ™, released today and made possible with funding from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, finds that most of the 15 largest tobacco companies are not making substantive progress […]

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