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Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Decision that Certain E-Cigarette Products are Appropriate for the Protection of the Public Health

NEW YORK, March 25, 2022 – The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is encouraged by the action of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to permit the marketing of certain electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products in the United States. It is a progressive step toward providing the 34 million adult smokers in the country with […]

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STATEMENT FROM FOUNDATION FOR A SMOKE-FREE WORLD MARKING THIS YEAR’S GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT

We applaud the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) long-time efforts to combat tobacco use. This year’s Smokeout is particularly crucial given some of the disturbing trends we are currently seeing in smoking behavior. In 2020, cigarette sales increased for the first time in years, and the number of Americans seeking help to quit smoking plummeted a […]

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Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Calls the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Proposal to Ban the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes a Significant Step to Help Millions of Smokers Quit

NEW YORK, April 29, 2022 – The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World believes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposal to prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes could become one of the most significant actions in the fight to end the smoking epidemic in the U.S. Menthol cigarettes are disproportionately used by African Americans […]

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FOUNDATION FOR A SMOKE-FREE WORLD ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP TRANSITION

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2021 – Foundation for a Smoke-Free World today announced that Dr. Derek Yach will no longer serve as President and Board Director. Heidi Goldstein, General Counsel, and David Janazzo, CFO and EVP of Operations and Finance, will serve as Interim Co-Presidents, effective immediately, while the Board conducts a search for a […]

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A New International Commission of Experts Finds the Global Fight Against Smoking Has Stalled

https://www.smokefreeworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Commissioners-Report.m4v LONDON, 23 September 2021 – Global efforts to end smoking have stalled and require a drastic overhaul to prevent one billion people from dying in this century, according to a new report by five leading experts, members of the International Commission to Reignite the Fight Against Smoking.  Worldwide, an estimated 1.14 billion people use tobacco. Nearly 8 […]

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