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Tobacco Control

Tobacco could kill a billion people this century. Vital Strategies' Tobacco Control Program has worked in 41 countries to deliver evidence-based campaigns and build local capacity to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco, including e-cigarettes. Our campaigns encourage quitting, delay initiation and support policy goals, such as smoke-free environments and tobacco tax increases.

Spotlight: Tobacco Control

There’s good news in tobacco control: the latest WHO data projects a first-ever decline in the number of male smokers. But the positive trend is tempered by the tobacco industry’s continued, relentless marketing of cigarettes in low- and middle-income countries. At the same time, Big Tobacco is reaping huge profits by addicting a new generation of users to nicotine through e-cigarettes—despite concerns and many unknowns about the products’ harms.