ACK Consultants

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ACK Consultants is a limited liability partnership (LLP), based in London, United Kingdom. 1 The organisation was created in 2006.1

Links to tobacco industry

Funded by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

ACK Consultants received US$47,753 and US$ 100,000 in 2018 and 2019 respectively from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), an organisation wholly funded by Philip Morris International (PMI). These grants were awarded towards promoting “alternative livelihoods for tobacco farmers in developing countries”. 2 3

In 2020, ACK Consultants received US$ 63,800 from FSFW 4 to “Conduct a Virtual Global Conference on “15 Years of FCTC” 4. The event took place in September 2020 and its official programme described the speakers as the “left-behind voices in tobacco control”. It’s worth noting that most of the speakers have received funding from the FSFW. 5

The grant awarded to ACK Consultants in 2020 was one of the fifteen grants awarded by the FSFW during 2020 towards influencing policy change and the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. 4


ACK Consultants is run by two registered members: Alex Klein and Hasina Yasmin Hossain. Klein was listed in 2020 as the Editor in chief of the publication Drugs and Alcohol Today. This publication has also featured issues about tobacco and harm reduction, including FSFW funded research. 6 7

Tobacco Tactics resources

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World grantees

Philip Morris International

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  1. abCompanies House, ACK Consultants LLP, 2021, accessed May 2021
  2. Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, 990 PF Tax Return 2018, May 2019, accessed May 2021
  3. Foundation fot a Smoke-Free World, 990 PF Tax Return 2019, May 2020, accessed May 2021
  4. abcFoundation for a Smoke-Free World, Form 990-PF, 2020 Tax Return, 10 May 2021, accessed May 2021
  5. ACK Consultants, 15 years of FCTC programme, September 2020, accessed May 2021
  6. Drugs and Alcohol Today, Accelerating an end to smoking: a call to action on the eve of the FCTC’s COP9, September 2020, accessed May 2021
  7. Drugs and Alcohol Today, Overcoming barriers to disseminate effective smoking cessation treatments globally ,September 2020, accessed May 2021