WHO rejects collaboration with Philip Morris-funded foundation

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus rejected a collaboration proposal from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, funded by PhilipMorris International.

The foundation proposed that WHO “review and consider how best to work with the foundation to facilitate a rapid reduction in the use of lethal cigarettes” in an open letter to the WHO Executive Board which met between 24 January and 1 February.

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