Paying Lip Service to Publication Ethics: Scientific Publishing Practices and the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

April 29, 2021

Note: In May 2024, FSFW changed its name to “Global Action to End Smoking.”

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) is the latest research organization to push science paid for by the tobacco industry and to obfuscate the link, according to new research published in Tobacco Control from the University of Bath, a partner in STOP, and Corporate Accountability. The research shows that, despite overwhelming historical evidence of the tobacco industry using “independent” third parties such as FSFW, scientific publishing processes are still failing to address the problem.

Paying Lip Service to Publication Ethics: Scientific Publishing Practices and the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World