STOP issues alert-Philip Morris International Front Group Contacting Researchers About COVID-19

STOP has been alerted that Philip Morris International’s Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) is currently reaching out to researchers with an RFP seeking “significant collaboration” for research on the associations between COVID-19, smoking and nicotine use.

In the letter, FSFW claims to “remain committed to achieving our goal of ending smoking in this generation.” Yet, its sole funder, PMI, continues to manufacture and market cigarettes around the world.

Universities and research institutions are urged not to take funding or engage with the tobacco industry or industry-funded organizations, including Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. Click HERE for the full alert.