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Emory Global Health Institute-China Tobacco Control Partnership

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Established in 2008 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the goal of the Emory Global Health Institute - China Tobacco Control Partnership (GHI-CTP) was to reduce the health, social, environmental, and economic burdens of tobacco use in China. Currently, China has the highest rate of tobacco use in the world. Recent data shows there are over 300 million smokers in China, and 7 out of 10 non-smoking adults are exposed to second-hand smoke. China is also the largest producer of tobacco products in the world, with tobacco earnings and excise tax revenues adding billions in national tobacco profits each year.

There were two main initiatives of the GHI-CTP:

Tobacco-Free Cities Program

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