Latest Tax Return Sheds Light on The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

STOP researchers delved into the latest tax return from the Foundation for a Smoke-free World, an organization largely funded by Philip Morris International. Our analysis reveals some key insights about the organization:

  • Despite claims that it will seek new funding, the foundation continues to be solely funded by PMI, which calls its independence into question.
  • The foundation spent more on public relations services than on scientific research with more than $5 million spent with one agency, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.
  • The foundation appears to be failing as it struggles to recruit independent researchers and spend its funding on science.
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