No Takers for Philip Morris’ Foundation for Smoke Free World Event

July 4, 2019, Bangkok – The Foundation for Smoke Free World (FSFW)-backed event called Smoke Free Dialogue in Bangkok being convened by SustainAbility in Bangkok had been cancelled because “few attendees confirmed”, according to the organizers’ response to invitees. Prof. Prakit Vatheesatogkit, President of ASH Thailand, explained that the academic community in Bangkok had already […]

Philip Morris Thailand denies involvement in activities of Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Tobacco giant Philip Morris has denied accusations it controls the activities of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, despite funding the organisation. Philip Morris Trading (Thailand)’s Pongsathorn Ansusinha said: “Neither Philip Morris Thailand nor Philip Morris International [PMI] have anything to do with any activities held by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, which is […]

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 […]