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Dr. Erik Augustson Named Vice President, Programs at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

New York, February 1, 2024 – The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World has announced the appointment of Dr. Erik Augustson as Vice President of Programs, responsible for management and oversight of the Foundation’s global grantmaking portfolio. In this new role, Dr. Augustson is poised to elevate the grant program, ensuring the Foundation’s strategic priorities are […]

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Former Politico Journalist Katherine Ellen Foley Joins the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World as Director of Media Relations

New York, January 17, 2024 – The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World has announced the appointment of Katherine Ellen Foley as its new Director of Media Relations. Katherine brings a wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of health and medical journalism, making her a valuable addition to the Foundation’s mission to accelerate the end […]

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Statement on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling

January 5, 2024 – The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling this week shows the challenges that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration faces as it regulates new tobacco and nonmedicinal nicotine products, including e-cigarettes. While their messages to the public have too often been confusing and unclear, the FDA and the CDC maintain that e-cigarettes can […]

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An Unscientific Blanket Ban on Disposable E-cigarettes Would Put Health of Adults Who Smoke at Risk

Responsible innovation and objective science-based regulation of e-cigarettes—not overreactive, outright prohibition—represents the best chance we have of eradicating the combustible cigarette-driven epidemic in this generation. Without question, we must protect our children from exposure to nicotine. Too often overlooked, at the same time, is that more than a billion adults smoke cigarettes around the world, […]

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Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s CEO Cliff Douglas Comments on UK’s New Proposed Smoking Legislation

LONDON, November 7, 2023 – “The UK is showing once again that it is a global leader on tobacco control. Its bold plan to protect youth and accelerate the end of the smoking epidemic is laudatory. But the government must also specifically emphasize its 2030 target to reduce the adult smoking rate to below 5%.”

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