Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Who we are

WHO/J. Holmes

The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative is part of the Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health cluster at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO Tobacco Free Initiative's mission

WHO/T. O'Leary

The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative's mission is to reduce the global burden of disease and death caused by tobacco, thereby protecting present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.

Who we work with


The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative collaborates closely with other WHO departments at all levels in cross-cluster initiatives to facilitate the integration of tobacco control into other health programmes (e.g. child and maternal health and tuberculosis). Outside WHO, TFI works with Member States, other international organizations and civil society through NGOs working on tobacco control.

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