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Funding currently available to counter tobacco industry interference

Do you have an idea for how to protect health policies from tobacco industry interference? You could be eligible for funding.

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is now accepting project ideas to identify, expose, and counter tobacco industry activities that undermine public health policy.

What are Tobacco Industry Interference Grants?

  • Short-term projects around six months long with a budget of up to USD $30,000
  • Available to civil society organizations in any country
  • Support projects that address targeted needs or opportunities to directly counter or expose industry activity that is stalling current tobacco control priorities

How to Apply

  • Download the application pack for additional information and guidance
  • Submit a project idea by February 22, 2023

Work Funded By STOP: 2022

Ikatan Ahli Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia (IAKMI)—Indonesia

Behind PP 109 revision: Investigating tobacco industry interference and other factors influencing tobacco control progress in Indonesia.

Smoke Free Life Coalition—Bulgaria

Investigating tobacco industry-sponsored grants, charity and corporate social responsibility activities in Bulgaria.

Consumer Information Network (CIN)—Kenya

Countering tobacco industry interference in the regulation of electronic tobacco products.

VERA Files Inc.—Philippines

STOP THE SMOKE: Debunking the Tobacco Industry in the Philippines.

Salud Justa y Sustentabilidad—Mexico

Countering conflicts of interest in Mexico.

Fundación EPES – Iniciativa Chile Libre de Tabaco—Chile

Social media and mass media campaign to obtain public commitment from politicians against tobacco industry interference in Chile.

ADIC—Sri Lanka

Expose tobacco industry tactics to promote single stick cigarette use among vulnerable groups in Sri Lanka.

Sudesta—Uruguay

Investigate the influence of the industry in governmental decisions.

Fundación para el Desarrollo de Politicas Sustentables (Fundeps)—Argentina

New strategies of the tobacco industry’s impact into public health policies.

Action Nepal—Nepal

Preventing corporate social responsibility activities of the tobacco industry during COVID-19 in Nepal.

Red Nactional Antitobaco (RENATA)—Costa Rica

Sin cortinas de humo en Costa Rica (No Smoke Screen in Costa Rica)

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation in Africa (CAPPA)—Nigeria

Exposing tobacco industry capture of the virtual space in Nigeria.


Work Funded By STOP: 2021

Egypt Health Foundation—Egypt

Exposing the tobacco industry through media advocacy.

Tobacco-Free Association of Zambia (TOFAZA)—Zambia

Accelerated campaign to expose and counteract the tobacco industry interference activities on tobacco control in Zambia.

Fundacion Annas—Colombia

Investigation into tobacco industry front groups in Colombia.

Nofumadores—Spain

Investigation into tobacco industry interference in smoke-free policy in La Graciosa Islands.

Ethos Public Policy Lab—Mexico

Investigation into tobacco industry interference in the reform of the tobacco control law in Mexico.

Eco-Business—Philippines

Investigation into business sector interference in a CSR bill.


Work Funded By STOP: 2020

Eco-Business—Philippines

Investigation into tobacco industry interference with policymakers during the pandemic.

Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA)—Nigeria

Investigation into tobacco industry interference in the non-health sector.

PROGGA—Bangladesh

Investigation into tobacco industry influence in non-health sector tax policy.

UBINIG—Bangladesh

Investigation into the exploitation of women in tobacco production.

Asesorias En Comunicacion del Este—Costa Rica

Investigation into tobacco industry interference in anti-smuggling policy measures.

Tobacco Free Association of Zambia (TOFAZA)—Zambia

Investigation into tobacco industry interference in policy development.