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Bloomberg Initiative Marks Milestone in Global Fight Against Tobacco Bloomberg Philanthropies announced this week that the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program has awarded 500 grants since 2007. The Bloomberg Initiative Grants Program was designed to provide direct funding to governments and non-government organizations located in low- and middle-income countries to support development and implementation of evidence-based tobacco control activities. Since inception, the program has distributed $100 million in grants to more than 70 countries. More than 5 billion people—almost 75 percent of the world's population—live in a country that has received a grant. To read more: http://www.mikebloomberg.com/index.cfm?objectid=0DF08FF9-C29C-7CA2-FC3CC268D634B186