WHO Statement on the PMI Foundation

28 September 2017:

Source: World Health Organization

The World Health Organization issued a statement on the new Philip Morris new ‘Foundation for a Smoke-free World’ stating, The UN General Assembly has recognized a “fundamental conflict of interest between the tobacco industry and public health.” 

(1) WHO Member States have stated that “WHO does not engage with the tobacco industry or non-State actors that work to further the interests of the tobacco industry”, 

(2) the Organization will therefore not engage with this new Foundation. Strengthening implementation of the WHO FCTC for all tobacco products remains the most effective approach to tobacco control.