Michael Bloomberg Continues His Life-Saving Leadership in Global Fight Against Tobacco

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Michael Bloomberg Continues His Life-Saving Leadership in Global Fight Against Tobacco

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:35pm

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement

CONTENT: Press Release

Originally posted on Tobacco Free Kids.

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion.

Today’s announcement continues the visionary leadership Mayor Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies have provided in combating a global epidemic that would otherwise kill one billion people worldwide this century. Since its launch 10 years ago, the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco has changed the trajectory of the tobacco epidemic, saving the lives and improving the health of millions of people. It has supported the implementation of proven tobacco control laws and policies in 59 countries, reaching 3.5 billion people and saving an estimated 30 million lives. After rising inexorably, cigarette sales worldwide have finally started to fall.

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Keywords: Health & Healthcare | Bloomberg | Children | NGO | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Social Impact & Volunteering | Youth | cigarettes | public health | smoking | tobacco

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Philanthropy & Engagement

CONTENT: Press Release