• The 6th annual E-Cigarette Summit will take place on Thursday 15th November 2018 at The Royal Society, London
  • The 2017 speaker videos are now available on the "Resources" page
  • The 2nd US E-Cigarette Summit will take place in Washington 30th April 2018

The good, the bad and the ugly about Derek Yach’s Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

10:10 - 10:30

The announcement in September by Derek Yach of the creation of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was met with sharp criticism from many while cautiously welcomed by others who believe that there has been underinvestment in the science of harm reduction and smoking cessation in context of a rapidly evolving area of innovation.  At the heart of the controversy is the fact that the Foundation will be funded by a 1-billion USD grant from Philip Morris International (PMI) over 12 years.  Derek has maintained that the Foundation’s legal and financial frameworks are constructed to maintain independence but critics argue that the Foundation will serve the tobacco industry’s interests. Pr Etter will provide a neutral assessment of the available information and facts and examine the deeper ethical, emotional and ideological issues and ask whether the Foundation should be welcome or rejected, and whether or not researchers should apply for grants


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