Mayor Bloomberg announces an additional $220 million for the global fight against tobacco during the 2012 World Conference on Tobacco or Health. Building on six years of progress, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ four-year commitment will fund efforts to reduce the toll of tobacco in low- and middle-income countries, home to almost 80 percent of the world’s smokers. Read the full press release here.
Philanthropist and Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Kelly Henning, who runs Global Public Health Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies reflect on five years of progress since the launch of The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ efforts have helped implement proven tobacco control policies around the world to help combat this global epidemic in low- and middle-income countries.