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Centre for Excellence Hub to Help World’s Most Tobacco-Dependent Farmers Transition to More Sustainable Livelihoods

A centre of excellence for agricultural transformation in Malawi is being constructed with funding from Foundation for a Smoke-Free World grant. The new building will support ongoing technical programs that focus on creating an inclusive science, technology, and business incubation centre for research, training, learning and innovation. It will be hosted by the Lilongwe University […]

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Construction of Centre for Agricultural Transformation to Begin as LUANAR Hands Over Land to SR Nicholas Building Contracting Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2023 LUANAR also took ownership of the hub that will help smallholder tobacco farmers become less dependent on tobacco farming, and further partnerships with academic and research institutions LILONGWE, MALAWI: Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) has accepted ownership and possession of the Centre for Agricultural Transformation (CAT) facility […]

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The 2022 Tobacco Transformation Index® demonstrates differentiated progress toward harm reduction across the 15 largest tobacco companies.

New York, Sept. 28, 2022 – The second edition of the Tobacco Transformation Index® (“Index”) has been published after two years of research into the efforts of the world’s 15 largest tobacco companies to reduce the harm of their products. The results in the 2022 Index demonstrate that the majority are delivering limited progress, with […]

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Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Statement on FDA’s Marketing Denial Orders to JUUL Labs, Inc

For years, worldwide, independent research has concluded that adult use of e-cigarettes is far less harmful than smoking combustible cigarettes. As use and death rates from smoking idle at a precariously high level across the globe, smokers are desperate for more safe options to kick the habit. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World fully appreciates the […]

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On World No Tobacco Day, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Highlights Efforts to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Tobacco

 The Foundation is Supporting Initiatives to Help Smallholder Farmers Transition Away from Tobacco to More Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Agricultural Alternatives and Livelihoods NEW YORK  – More than one billion individuals still smoke combustible cigarettes, with dire consequences for individual health and our global environment. More needs to be done to address this threat. Agricultural […]

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