News Archive - Foundation for a Smoke-Free World


FDA Moves to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

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 keeping these harmful […]

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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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COVID-19 Social Distancing and Stay-at-Home Policies Lead to Increased Dependence on Tobacco as Stress Coping Tool

~India Release~   Survey finds pandemic is taking a toll on the mental and physical health of smokers, and millions around the world are responding with increased smoking New York, NY, May 11, 2020 — The havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic is twofold: in addition to suffering direct effects of the virus, the world […]

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