Who We Are

About Us

Tobacco Free Initiative” (TFI) is the only Lebanese Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to tobacco control. It was established in 2000 by the family of Lawyer Antoine Kayrouz who passed away due to lung cancer.

Through dedication and hard work, TFI has built a solid expertise in tobacco control, leading it to win the 1st prize award from the World Health Organization in the Middle East in 2008 for the exceptional work achieved in this field, and was also chosen in 2009 by the Ministry of Health to be the only NGO (beside the Consumer Protection Association) to be member in the National Commission on Tobacco Control and in the regional commission for the Middle East.

Today, TFI enjoys a strong credibility among all stakeholders including politicians, ministries, international organizations, NGO’s, universities and schools.