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10 Takeaways from The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s 2019 Tax Return

May 18, 2020

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) claims to be an “independent” organization aiming to “accelerate an end to smoking,” yet it is entirely funded by one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, Philip Morris International.

The University of Bath’s Tobacco Control Research Group, a partner in STOP, analyzed FSFW’s 2019 tax return and highlighted the top 10 takeaways. Their analysis shows how, despite claims of independence, FSFW acts as the world’s biggest tobacco industry front group.