Open Letters
and Responses

Shared by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

OPEN LETTER // SHARED Thursday, September 19, 2019

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World has made substantial progress and is independent

Tess Legg and colleagues (1) make unsubstantiated claims about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s progress and independence. They cite disclosures made in our 2018 tax return (2) to suggest we are “struggling” (1). However, the authors’ assessment disregards the substantial progress outlined in our Annual Report (3) which was released simultaneously with the tax […]

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OPEN LETTER // SHARED Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Do more to end smoking among the 1.3 billion tobacco users

We welcome Hoffman (1) et al’s evaluation of the impact of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on tobacco consumption. We agree with their overall conclusions and highlight a few issues that the authors did not fully address. First, they did not stress the long term value of international treaties; second, they failed to […]

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OPEN LETTER // SHARED Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Transformation of the Tobacco Industry

Mathers et al. addressed a critical emerging issue: the importance of harm reduction products as smoking cessation tools. The implications could affect more than a billion smokers. Here I address four issues covered by the authors: (1) the potential of harm reduction to substantially reduce the burden of disease, (2) the importance of China, (3) […]

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OPEN LETTER // SHARED Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Response to Progress Report on FCTC Implementation 2018

“The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World agrees with the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) that more needs to be done to combat the harm caused by combustible tobacco. WHO’s 2018 Report on global progress of the implementation of the FCTC indicates both a lack of human and financial resources, as well as limited access to […]

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