Bloomberg Philanthropies Mengumumkan Tambahan Dana $220 Juta untuk Memerangi Penggunaan Tembakau di Seluruh Dunia

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SINGAPURA, 22 Maret 2012 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

– Perkembangan hingga saat ini mencakup 1,2 miliar orang yang dilindungi
oleh kebijakan pengendalian tembakau yang efektif di 30 negara

Michael R. Bloomberg hari ini mengumumkan akan menjanjikan tambahan dana
senilai $220 juta untuk memerangi penggunaan tembakau di seluruh dunia dan
mengatasi krisis kesehatan masyarakat dunia yang kian meningkat ini, sehingga
menambah jumlah dana yang dijanjikannya menjadi lebih dari $600 juta.
Pengumuman ini dikeluarkan pada World Conference on Tobacco or Health ke-15 di
Singapura.

Dengan mengandalkan kemajuan substansial selama enam tahun, komitmen
berjangka waktu empat tahun Bloomberg Philanthropies akan mendanai upaya
mengurangi jumlah korban tembakau di negara berpendapatan rendah dan menengah,
di mana terdapat hampir 80 persen perokok di dunia.

“Tembakau menewaskan orang setiap hari, jadi kita harus terus berupaya
memeranginya dan menjaga pertarungan bergerak maju dan menjaga momentum,” kata
Bloomberg. “Di negara-negara berpendapatan rendah dan menengah saja, tambahan
1,2 miliar orang kini tercakup oleh sedikitnya satu dari enam kebijakan
pengendalian tembakau yang telah terbukti – lebih dari dua kali lipat jumlah
orang yang dilindungi hanya dalam waktu lima tahun. Ketika langkah-langkah ini
dilaksanakan, hasilnya jelas: lebih sedikit orang menggunakan tembakau dan
mereka hidup lebih lama serta lebih sehat”.

Sampai tahun 2011, sebanyak 2,2 miliar orang di seluruh dunia tercakup
oleh sedikitnya satu kebijakan pengendalian tembakau yang efektif – yang
mewakili sekitar sepertiga penduduk dunia. Undang-undang yang sama sekali
melarang rokok — di ruang publik — diberlakukan di 38 negara, melindungi satu
miliar orang.

Inisiatif Bloomberg untuk Mengurangi Penggunaan Tembakau adalah upaya
terkoordinasi terbesar di dunia untuk mengurangi kerugian yang disebabkan oleh
tembakau di seluruh dunia. Inisiatif ini, yang merupakan model yang telah
teruji dan berhasil, mendukung upaya pemerintah dan lembaga swadaya masyarakat
untuk menaikkan pajak tembakau, mendidik media dan warga mengenai dampak
negatif tembakau, melindungi orang-orang yang tidak merokok dari paparan asap
rokok orang lain serta membantu orang berhenti merokok. Inisiatif ini mendukung
upaya sektor umum untuk mendidik dan menganjurkan perubahan. Ini juga mencakup
pengawasan ketat kebijakan publik dan penggunaan tembakau.

“Inisiatif Bloomberg, dan dukungan dari Bloomberg Philanthropies, telah
mengubah upaya mengurangi secara drastis jumlah orang yang dirugikan oleh
tembakau. Ini membuat perbedaan dan menyelamatkan jiwa dengan cara yang
sebelumnya tidak mungkin,” ujar Matthew L. Myers, Presiden, Campaign for
Tobacco-Free Kids. “Komitmen jangka panjang mereka untuk memerangi tembakau di
tempat-tempat di mana warga paling rentan telah membuat Bloomberg
Philanthropies kekuatan yang amat besar di seluruh dunia dalam menghadapi
tantangan yang menakutkan ini.”

Di antara negara berpendapatan rendah dan menengah yang telah didukung
Inisiatif Bloomberg sejak tahun 2007:

– 1,2 miliar orang dilindungi oleh kebijakan pengendalian tembakau efektif
yang baru-baru ini disahkan di 30 negara, yang menyebabkan sedikitnya 3,7 juta
jiwa diselamatkan dari berbagai masalah yang terkait dengan tembakau;
– 18 negara berpenduduk hampir 750 juta jiwa telah mengesahkan 100%
undang-undang yang melarang rokok termasuk Brasil, Turki dan Pakistan. Beberapa
kota terbesar di dunia juga telah bebas rokok, termasuk Mexico City, Jakarta,
dan Harbin City di China yang mengesahkan undang-undang pengendalian tembakau
terkuat hingga saat ini;
– 11 negara telah mengesahkan undang-undang peringatan bergambar di
kemasan rokok dan tujuh negara telah mengesahkan larangan iklan dan sponsor
komprehensif – yang baru-baru ini melindungi masing-masing 400 juta dan 200
juta orang; dan
– 17 negara menyelesaikan survei tatap muka komprehensif atas orang-orang
dewasa, dengan menetapkan dasar penggunaan tembakau yang mewakili empat miliar
orang, atau lebih dari setengah penduduk dunia.

“Sementara kemajuannya menggembirakan, kita tidak akan berhenti sampai
kita mencegah peningkatan jumlah kematian – lebih dari enam juta per tahun –
akibat penyakit yang berhubungan dengan tembakau,” ucap Bloomberg. “Kami
menantang pemerintah dan lembaga swadaya masyarakat untuk mengambil tindakan
terhadap tembakau dan membuat pengendalian tembakau bagian penting dari upaya
melindungi kesehatan setiap warga negara.”

Dalam empat tahun mendatang pelaksanaan Inisiatif tersebut, berbagai
kegiatan akan:

– Terus dipimpin oleh lima organisasi advokasi pengendalian tembakau dan
kesehatan masyarakat terkemuka di dunia: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
[http://www.tobaccofreekids.org ], National Foundation for the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation) [http://www.cdcfoundation.org
], Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health [http://www.jhsph.edu ],
World Health Organization [http://www.who.int ] dan World Lung Foundation
[http://www.worldlungfoundation.org ]/International Union Against Tuberculosis
and Lung Disease [http://www.theunion.org ].
– Bermitra dengan Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
[http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx ] – kerjasama yang telah
terjalin sejak tahun 2008 untuk memberlakukan kebijakan MPOWER
[http://www.who.int/tobacco/mpower/en ] di negara-negara berpendapatan rendah
dan menengah guna mengurangi kematian dan cacat akibat penggunaan tembakau.
– Mengkonsentrasikan berbagai upaya dalam perubahan kebijakan berbasis
bukti di tingkat negara. Negara-negara yang mengalami beban terbesar penggunaan
tembakau – China, India, Indonesia, Rusia, dan Bangladesh – akan terus
memperoleh dukungan intensif, serta negara-negara berpendapatan rendah dan
menengah lain.
– Fokus pada upaya menaikkan harga tembakau melalui peningkatan pajak
tembakau, cara yang paling efektif untuk mengurangi penggunaan tembakau.

Juga akan ada peluang untuk mengembangkan strategi baru, berdasarkan
munculnya bukti keberhasilan dalam pengendalian tembakau dan bidang-bidang
lain, termasuk:

– Pemantauan industri tembakau;
– Proses hukum dan dukungan advokasi yang menantang upaya industri
tembakau untuk menggagalkan pelaksanaan kebijakan MPOWER atau upaya terkait
lainnya
– Memberikan dukungan kepada pemerintah bagi pelaksanaan inisiatif
anti-tembakau

“Dedikasi tak tergoyahkan dari para ahli pengendalian tembakau yang
bekerja keras di negara-negara yang kami dukung telah menyebabkan kemajuan luar
biasa dalam memerangi epidemi tembakau di seluruh dunia,” kata Kelly Henning,
M.D., direktur Program Kesehatan Masyarakat di Bloomberg Philanthropies.
“Dengan komitmen baru ini, kami akan terus mempercepat gerakan pengendalian
tembakau dalam empat tahun mendatang. Hampir tiga-perempat penduduk dunia yang
tinggal di negara berpenghasilan rendah dan menengah belum tercakup oleh satu
pun kebijakan MPOWER – masih banyak upaya menyelamatkan jiwa yang harus
dilakukan.”

Untuk keterangan lebih rinci, dan studi kasus negara tertentu silakan
lihat atau unduh laporan kemajuan lima tahun kami di
http://www.mikebloomberg.com.

Tentang Bloomberg Philanthropies dan Inisiatif Bloomberg untuk Mengurangi
Penggunaan Tembakau:
Bloomberg Philanthropies terutama berupaya memajukan lima bidang di
seluruh dunia: Seni, Pendidikan, Lingkungan, Inovasi Pemerintah dan Kesehatan
Masyarakat. Dana senilai $330 juta telah disalurkan pada tahun 2011. Inisiatif
Bloomberg untuk Mengurangi Penggunaan Tembakau difokuskan pada pengurangan
dampak penggunaan tembakau terhadap kesehatan masyarakat di seluruh dunia
dengan menerapkan kebijakan pengendalian tembakau yang telah terbukti di negara
berpenghasilan rendah dan menengah di mana terdapat 80% kematian terkait
tembakau. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut silakan kunjungi
http://bloombergdotorg.tumblr.com.

SUMBER Bloomberg Philanthropies

KONTAK: Mike Marinello, Bloomberg Philanthropies, mikem@bloomberg.org,
+1-212-205-0131


Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Additional $220 Million to Fight Global Tobacco Use

SINGAPORE, Mar. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

– Progress to date includes 1.2 billion people protected by effective tobacco control policies in 30 countries

Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he will commit an additional $220 million to fight tobacco use around the world and stem this growing global public health crisis, bringing his total commitment to more than $600 million. The announcement was made at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore.

Building on six years of substantial progress, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ four-year commitment will fund efforts to reduce the toll of tobacco in low- and middle-income countries, home to almost 80 percent of the world’s smokers.

“Tobacco kills every day, so we need to keep the fight moving forward and keep the momentum going,” said Bloomberg. “In low- and middle-income countries alone, an additional 1.2 billion people are now covered by at least one of six proven tobacco control policies – more than doubling the number of people protected in just five years. When these measures are implemented, the results are clear: fewer people use tobacco and they live longer, healthier lives.”

Through 2011, a total of 2.2 billion people worldwide are covered by at least one effective tobacco control policy – representing about one-third of the world’s population. Completely smoke-free laws – for public spaces — are in effect in 38 countries, protecting one billion people.

The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use is the world’s largest coordinated effort to reduce the harm caused by tobacco globally. A tested and successful model, the Initiative supports the efforts of governments and non-governmental organizations to increase tobacco taxes, educate media and citizens on the negative impacts of tobacco, protect nonsmokers from exposure to other people’s smoke and help people quit. The Initiative supports the public sector’s efforts to educate and advocate for change. It also incorporates rigorous monitoring of public policy and the use of tobacco.

“The Bloomberg Initiative, and support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, has transformed the effort to drastically reduce the number of people harmed by tobacco. It is making a difference and saving lives in ways not before possible,” said Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. “Their long-standing commitment to fighting big tobacco in places where citizens are most vulnerable has made Bloomberg Philanthropies a powerful global force in taking on this daunting challenge.”

Among the low- and middle-income countries that the Bloomberg Initiative has supported since 2007:

– 1.2 billion people are protected by a newly-passed effective tobacco control policies in 30 countries, resulting in at least 3.7 million lives saved from tobacco-related causes;
– 18 countries with almost 750 million citizens have passed 100% smoke-free laws including Brazil, Turkey and Pakistan. Several of the world’s largest cities have also gone smoke-free, including Mexico City, Jakarta, and China’s Harbin City which passed that nation’s strongest tobacco control law to date;
– 11 countries have passed graphic pack warning laws and seven countries have passed comprehensive advertising and sponsorship bans – newly protecting 400 million and 200 million people, respectively; and
– 17 countries completed comprehensive face-to-face surveys of adults, establishing a tobacco use baseline that represents four billion people, or over half the world’s population.

“While progress is encouraging, we will not rest until we turn the tide on the rising number of deaths – more than six million per year – from tobacco-related disease,” said Bloomberg. “We challenge governments and non-governmental organizations to take action against tobacco and to make tobacco control a central part of protecting the health of every citizen.”

In the upcoming four years of the Initiative, activities will:

– Continue to be led by five of the world’s leading tobacco control advocacy and public health organizations: the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids [http://www.tobaccofreekids.org ], National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation) [http://www.cdcfoundation.org ], the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health [http://www.jhsph.edu ], the World Health Organization [http://www.who.int ] and the World Lung Foundation [http://www.worldlungfoundation.org ]/International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease [http://www.theunion.org ].
– Partner with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation [http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx ] – a collaboration in place since 2008 to have MPOWER [http://www.who.int/tobacco/mpower/en ] policies enacted in low and middle income countries to reduce death and disability due to tobacco use.
– Concentrate efforts on evidence-based policy change at the country level. Countries experiencing the largest burden of tobacco use – China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Bangladesh – will continue to receive intensive support, as well as other low and middle income countries.
– Focus on raising the price of tobacco through increased tobacco taxes, the single most effective way to reduce tobacco use.

There will also be opportunity to develop new strategies, based on emerging evidence of success in tobacco control and other fields, including:

– Tobacco industry monitoring;
– Litigation and advocacy support to challenge tobacco industry efforts to thwart implementation of MPOWER policies or other related efforts
– Grant support to governments for the implementation of anti-tobacco initiatives

“The unwavering dedication of the hard-working tobacco control experts in our supported countries has led to tremendous advancements in combating the global tobacco epidemic,” said Kelly Henning, M.D., director of Public Health Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies. “With this new commitment, we will continue to accelerate the tobacco control movement in the next four years. Almost three-quarters of the world’s people living in low and middle income countries are not yet covered by even one MPOWER policy – there is still much more lifesaving work to be done.”

For more details, and country specific case studies please view or download our five-year progress report at http://www.mikebloomberg.com.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use:
Bloomberg Philanthropies works primarily to advance five areas globally: the Arts, Education, the Environment, Government Innovation and Public Health. $330 million was distributed in 2011. The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use is focused on reducing the public health impact of tobacco use globally by implementing proven tobacco control policies in low- and middle-income countries where 80% of tobacco-related deaths occur. For more information please visit http://bloombergdotorg.tumblr.com.

SOURCE: Bloomberg Philanthropies

CONTACT: Mike Marinello
Bloomberg Philanthropies
mikem@bloomberg.org
+1-212-205-0131

Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Additional $220 Million to Fight Global Tobacco Use

SINGAPORE, Mar. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

– Progress to date includes 1.2 billion people protected by effective tobacco control policies in 30 countries

Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he will commit an additional $220 million to fight tobacco use around the world and stem this growing global public health crisis, bringing his total commitment to more than $600 million. The announcement was made at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Singapore.

Building on six years of substantial progress, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ four-year commitment will fund efforts to reduce the toll of tobacco in low- and middle-income countries, home to almost 80 percent of the world’s smokers.

“Tobacco kills every day, so we need to keep the fight moving forward and keep the momentum going,” said Bloomberg. “In low- and middle-income countries alone, an additional 1.2 billion people are now covered by at least one of six proven tobacco control policies – more than doubling the number of people protected in just five years. When these measures are implemented, the results are clear: fewer people use tobacco and they live longer, healthier lives.”

Through 2011, a total of 2.2 billion people worldwide are covered by at least one effective tobacco control policy – representing about one-third of the world’s population. Completely smoke-free laws – for public spaces — are in effect in 38 countries, protecting one billion people.

The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use is the world’s largest coordinated effort to reduce the harm caused by tobacco globally. A tested and successful model, the Initiative supports the efforts of governments and non-governmental organizations to increase tobacco taxes, educate media and citizens on the negative impacts of tobacco, protect nonsmokers from exposure to other people’s smoke and help people quit. The Initiative supports the public sector’s efforts to educate and advocate for change. It also incorporates rigorous monitoring of public policy and the use of tobacco.

“The Bloomberg Initiative, and support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, has transformed the effort to drastically reduce the number of people harmed by tobacco. It is making a difference and saving lives in ways not before possible,” said Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. “Their long-standing commitment to fighting big tobacco in places where citizens are most vulnerable has made Bloomberg Philanthropies a powerful global force in taking on this daunting challenge.”

Among the low- and middle-income countries that the Bloomberg Initiative has supported since 2007:

– 1.2 billion people are protected by a newly-passed effective tobacco control policies in 30 countries, resulting in at least 3.7 million lives saved from tobacco-related causes;
– 18 countries with almost 750 million citizens have passed 100% smoke-free laws including Brazil, Turkey and Pakistan. Several of the world’s largest cities have also gone smoke-free, including Mexico City, Jakarta, and China’s Harbin City which passed that nation’s strongest tobacco control law to date;
– 11 countries have passed graphic pack warning laws and seven countries have passed comprehensive advertising and sponsorship bans – newly protecting 400 million and 200 million people, respectively; and
– 17 countries completed comprehensive face-to-face surveys of adults, establishing a tobacco use baseline that represents four billion people, or over half the world’s population.

“While progress is encouraging, we will not rest until we turn the tide on the rising number of deaths – more than six million per year – from tobacco-related disease,” said Bloomberg. “We challenge governments and non-governmental organizations to take action against tobacco and to make tobacco control a central part of protecting the health of every citizen.”

In the upcoming four years of the Initiative, activities will:

– Continue to be led by five of the world’s leading tobacco control advocacy and public health organizations: the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids [http://www.tobaccofreekids.org ], National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Foundation) [http://www.cdcfoundation.org ], the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health [http://www.jhsph.edu ], the World Health Organization [http://www.who.int ] and the World Lung Foundation [http://www.worldlungfoundation.org ]/International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease [http://www.theunion.org ].
– Partner with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation [http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx ] – a collaboration in place since 2008 to have MPOWER [http://www.who.int/tobacco/mpower/en ] policies enacted in low and middle income countries to reduce death and disability due to tobacco use.
– Concentrate efforts on evidence-based policy change at the country level. Countries experiencing the largest burden of tobacco use – China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Bangladesh – will continue to receive intensive support, as well as other low and middle income countries.
– Focus on raising the price of tobacco through increased tobacco taxes, the single most effective way to reduce tobacco use.

There will also be opportunity to develop new strategies, based on emerging evidence of success in tobacco control and other fields, including:

– Tobacco industry monitoring;
– Litigation and advocacy support to challenge tobacco industry efforts to thwart implementation of MPOWER policies or other related efforts
– Grant support to governments for the implementation of anti-tobacco initiatives

“The unwavering dedication of the hard-working tobacco control experts in our supported countries has led to tremendous advancements in combating the global tobacco epidemic,” said Kelly Henning, M.D., director of Public Health Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies. “With this new commitment, we will continue to accelerate the tobacco control movement in the next four years. Almost three-quarters of the world’s people living in low and middle income countries are not yet covered by even one MPOWER policy – there is still much more lifesaving work to be done.”

For more details, and country specific case studies please view or download our five-year progress report at http://www.mikebloomberg.com.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use:
Bloomberg Philanthropies works primarily to advance five areas globally: the Arts, Education, the Environment, Government Innovation and Public Health. $330 million was distributed in 2011. The Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use is focused on reducing the public health impact of tobacco use globally by implementing proven tobacco control policies in low- and middle-income countries where 80% of tobacco-related deaths occur. For more information please visit http://bloombergdotorg.tumblr.com.

SOURCE: Bloomberg Philanthropies

CONTACT: Mike Marinello
Bloomberg Philanthropies
mikem@bloomberg.org
+1-212-205-0131