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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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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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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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