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

4 July 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 […]

Public Statement in relation to the invitation to attend tobacco industry-backed ‘Smoke Free Dialogue’

GGTC received invitations for two officers to attend the Smoke Free Dialogue, an event organized by SustainAbility, which is funded by the Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), on July 25 in Bangkok, Thailand. It came to our knowledge that many colleagues from the global public health community and the health ministries have received […]

GGTC Selected for Bloomberg Philanthropies STOP Grant

Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies Bloomberg Philanthropies selects Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control and two key partners to lead STOP: the Global Tobacco Industry Watchdog Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health team  works with partners in low- and middle-income countries to reduce tobacco use through a comprehensive approach that combines evidence-based policy change with increased public awareness. […]

Tobacco watchdog will provide industry monitoring and awareness

14 August 2018: Source: Bloomberg The Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) competition was launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, South Africa. Prospective applicants could include up to three organizations as partners, but at least one had to be based in a low- or middle-income country. The winning […]

WCTOH Statement on PMI’s Foundation for a Smoke-free World

Source: WCTOH 20 October 2017: Organisers of the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health make an explicit policy statement on conference participants: “Anyone affiliated with Philip Morris International’s Foundation for a Smoke-free World is ineligible to attend the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health and will not be admitted. This statement is a reiteration […]

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 […]

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat’s statement on the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

19 Sep 2017: Source: World Health Organization The Convention Secretariat for the WHO FCTC (CSF) has issued a statement denouncing Philip Morris International’s new billion dollar ‘Foundation for a Smoke-free World’, that it is an industry funded activity in breach of the WHO FCTC. According to the CSF, “Any collaboration with this Foundation, due to its current funding arrangements that […]