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Where We Work in Tobacco Control

Vital Strategies has been a partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use since it began in 2007. The Initiative seeks to reduce the global demand for tobacco through a comprehensive, proven approach that combines policy change with increased public awareness. The Initiative currently has 10 priority countries:

  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Bangladesh
  • Philippines
  • Mexico
  • Ukraine
  • Brazil
  • Türkiye

The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program awards funds to projects delivering high-impact tobacco control interventions in low- and middle-income countries. The program is currently supporting grants in more than 50 countries:

  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Georgia
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lao PDR
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Lucia
  • Serbia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Vietnam

The Tobacco Industry Interference Grants Program supports projects addressing targeted needs or opportunities to counter or expose industry activity stalling current tobacco control priorities. Grants are short-term and given to civil society organizations all over the world:

  • Bolivia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ghana
  • Kosovo
  • Malawi
  • Mongolia
  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Zambia

Vital’s Tobacco Enforcement and Reporting Movement (TERM) is an AI-powered, expert-driven crowdsourced monitoring system that tracks and analyzes tobacco marketing using news and social media listening. It currently operates in:

  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Mexico