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accelerating an end to smoking

As published in the Cape Times [Cape Town, South Africa] Fifteen years ago, this month, the final negotiating meeting for the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) ended in Geneva. WHO used its treaty making right for the first time to tackle a major global health threat. Four million people died that […]

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foundation for a smoke-free world announces board of directors

EXPERTS FROM HEALTH, FINANCE AND AGRICULTURE FORM GOVERNING BODY The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is announcing the appointment of an initial group of five leaders with diverse expertise in finance, medicine, agriculture, business transformation and governance to its newly formed board of directors. The leaders were intentionally selected for their ability to bring fresh […]

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public invited to shape foundation for a smoke-free world’s $1 billion research agenda

FOUNDATION CALLS FOR INPUT ON RESEARCH PRIORITIES AND LETTERS OF INTENT FOR EARLY SCOPING GRANTS The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is launching two online processes to inform and guide the Foundation’s long-term research initiatives. The first is a public comment period to solicit input on research priorities. The second is a call for letters […]

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letter to the world health organization

This is a letter sent by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World founder and president-designate Dr. Derek Yach, on September 29, 2017, to officials at the World Health Organization to correct the mischaracterizations the World Health Organization has made about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva World Health […]

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global foundation launches to accelerate an end to smoking

FOUNDATION FOR A SMOKE-FREE WORLD SECURES MAJOR 12 YEAR FUNDING COMMITMENT; SHARES INITIAL PLANS TO REDUCE HARM AND DEATHS FROM SMOKING WORLDWIDE NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 – With the goal of eliminating smoking worldwide, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World formally launched today in New York City. The Foundation is founded and led by […]

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