STOP designed REACT services to help counter industry interference in tobacco control policy, especially for many low- and middle-income countries where it is a critical battlefield. REACT provides tobacco industry monitoring, research and expertise in strategic communication and countering industry arguments, customized to the national context. Grants are available to support these efforts.
We emphasize collaboration with local partners to align on strategy and make sure that STOP’s expertise fills gaps that enhance tobacco control. Funding may be provided, along with substantial experience in countering the industry and access to a network of specialists around the world.
STOP also has capacity to support eligible, short-term REACT requests with grant funding. STOP grants are available to civil society organizations that need urgent assistance addressing industry interference.
How to use REACT services
To request help from REACT, fill out the form below with information about the industry interference or policy under threat. Please include the following:
- Timeframe under which the policy might be passed or implemented
- Main actors in government and civil society
- Tobacco companies involved
- Description of the tobacco industry activities
See the FAQs to learn more. REACT provides support to counter the tobacco industry’s tactics and attempts to interfere in policy. We are unable to aid in development of tobacco control programs.
We may contact you for more information and to better understand how STOP can help.