2020

False transparency at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

For me, false transparency is for an organization (like The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World under Derek Yach's management) to claim they are 'transparent' when the most complete information they provide is the annual 990 form that is a legal obligation and the rest is drastically incomplete information about their activities, especially what they fund: for instance the amount of the funding for a grant is not provided except on the 990 form, a document that is not easy to consult and is only published once a year. The FSFW grants database that you can search on their website never indicates the amounts awarded, nor the date when they were awarded, nor systematically provides ways to reach the grantee (like an email or a website), nor mentions the existence and link to a report about what the grant achieved. The Foundation (as of today, July 21, 2020) does not publish a press release when a grant is awarded, keeping the public in the dark about how it uses the yearly $80 million provided by Philip Morris International. I figured out after exploring the list of grants they published on July 3 2020, there had been 23 projects funded in the first six months of 2020 but zero press release from the Foundation and basically none either for the 73 grants or so awarded since November 2017.

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The FSFW after two years: can it be trusted?

I have put together in this post the links to the work done by Jean-Fran├žois ETTER about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, his 2 presentations at the e-cigarette summits in London (in 2017 and 2019) and the article he published in January 2020.

Presentation 05 (video Vimeo 18 minutes) by Jean-Fran├žois Etter at the November 17 207 e-cigarette summit in London (106 views)

https://vimeo.com/245173627

Presentation (video on Vimeo 20 minutes) at the 2019 e-cigarette summit in London, November 14 2019: The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World after 2 years

(75 views)

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World after two years: can it be trusted?

January 20, 2020

1066 views (on April 13, 2020), 5 comments, 59 downloads

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The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)

GRANTEE

The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV)

COUNTRY

Turkey

MISSION PILLAR

Presidential Grant.      January 2020.  update july 2020

PROJECT TITLE

Economic Analysis of Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Alternatives in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

PROJECT SUMMARY

Economic analysis of tobacco, tobacco products, and their alternatives in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.