Union logo

STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) is a global tobacco industry watchdog whose mission is to expose tobacco industry strategies and tactics to undermine public health. STOP is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and comprised of a partnership between The Union, The Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control and Vital Strategies.

Interference from the tobacco industry in tobacco control policy making remains one of the biggest obstacles to reducing global tobacco use.

STOP’s primary work is to understand and expose tobacco industry behaviour, and to arm and support stakeholders with evidence and tools to counter the industry.

STOP does this by:

  • Providing a platform for advocates, policy makers and journalists to access the latest information on the tobacco industry – including exposés on abuses and tactics, analyses on industry behaviour and new tools to fight industry interference.
  • Collecting data and investing in comprehensive research.
  • Responding to requests for help through our rapid response service.
  • Exposing and challenging the industry’s dishonest strategies by engaging with local and international media.
  • Collaborating across the tobacco control network and other sectors to ensure a comprehensive approach to countering industry tactics.

For more information or resources, visit STOP’s website

Do you have information on tobacco industry misconduct in your country? Let STOP know


logounion sml      

The Tobacco Control Department is based at The Union Europe Office, Edinburgh, registered charity no. SC039880
ⓒ Copyright 2015 The Union