Latest tax return shed light on the Philip Morris-funded Foundation for a Smoke-free World (2019)

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (‘the Foundation’) was set up in September 2017, ostensibly as a scientific organisation aiming to “accelerate an end to smoking”. It describes itself as an independent foundation, yet was set up with a pledged amount of nearly a billion dollars from global tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI). On 13th May 2019 the Foundation filed a tax return for its first full year of operation, 2018, providing new information on the organisation and those it funds.

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