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FSFW Welcoming Research Submissions

As part of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s strategic plan, it is welcoming research submissions in five key areas

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“We are pleased to share several health and science research funding opportunities that are informed by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s (FSFW) Strategic Plan, which is our roadmap for the next three years (2022–2024),” says the FSFW.

The organisation writes: “The Foundation is committed to ending smoking in this generation. Since 2018, we have been working closely with a diverse set of research-focused partners to eliminate combustible smoking and other forms of toxic tobacco to decrease related death and disease and improve health outcomes for adult users.

“Building on this work, five new requests for proposal (RFPs) have been designed to address the priority research and knowledge gaps in smoking cessation and harm reduction. Specifically, these RFPs seek the development of innovative and non-duplicative research plans and protocols to assess the role of tobacco harm reduction and related products in assisting smokers to quit or switch. There is a focus on underserved populations, the effects of regulatory policies on public health, and the effects of nicotine on human health.

“The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World welcomes submissions from qualified entities globally. For full details, please refer to each RFP individually:

  1. Efficacy of Tobacco Harm-Reduction Products as a Tool for Smokers to Quit Combustible Tobacco Products
  2. Interventions for Smokers in Marginalized and Vulnerable Communities to Quit or Switch to Tobacco Harm-Reduction Products
  3. Impact of Policies and Regulations on Tobacco Harm Reduction in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  4. Assess Body of Research on Nicotine’s Role in Human Health
  5. Long-term Effects of Tobacco Harm-Reduction Product Use on People with Chronic Health Conditions

“We welcome your participation and look forward to receiving proposals based on your (and your organisation’s) expertise. The submission deadline is May 16, 2022.”


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