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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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Conflicts Among State-Owned Global Tobacco Companies and Governments Impede Tobacco Control Efforts

New Research Identifies Contradictions And Potential Pathways For Change New York, September 17, 2020 – New research published by leading international business and corporate governance scholar Daniel Malan identifies inherent conflicts of interest with many of the countries leading the development of global tobacco control policy. The “Contradictions and Conflicts” report specifically identifies contradictions between […]

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Global Confusion About Health Impacts of Nicotine Hampers Efforts to Stop Smoking and Save Lives

New York, July 20, 2020 – New research published in Drugs and Alcohol Today found the public struggles to distinguish between the health impacts of nicotine and those of tobacco, complicating efforts to help smokers switch to science-based smoking cessation and harm reduction strategies. “Perceptions of Nicotine in Current and Former Users of Tobacco and […]

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