Saving Lives by Reducing Tobacco Use

Our Impact – FY 2011 Highlights


Tobacco Control Initiative

In the global fight against tobacco use, data is an important weapon. As a partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, the CDC Foundation enables CDC to work with countries around the world to collect data about adult tobacco use. The Foundation has successfully coordinated completion of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) in more than a dozen countries, representing 675 million of the world’s smokers. By the end of 2012, a total of approximately 20 countries will have completed surveys. Bloomberg Philanthropies has contributed more than $50 million to the Foundation to support the Initiative’s work over the last five years, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed an additional $3 million to support the Initiative’s work in Africa and China. 


In FY 2011, the CDC Foundation’s accomplishments with the Bloomberg Initiative attracted additional partners committed to reducing tobacco use. The CDC Foundation received $45,000 in gifts and in-kind contributions from the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute and University of Washington to improve tobacco quitline programs internationally. And Pfizer Inc provided a $1.2 million grant to increase business support for smoke-free restaurants and bars in the U.S.


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