Projects: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention
The intent of this project is to develop an evidence base for developing, and implementing, alcohol control policy in Vietnam. Specifically, research will address: international best practices in alcohol control; the affordability of alcohol and the potential role of taxes to reduce affordability; industry marketing efforts and ways to address them, and the link between alcohol use and poverty.
This project sought to support the development of a comprehensive alcohol control policy in Vietnam that would address marketing and promotion of alcohol, as well as sales restrictions. It included providing support to the legislative process via drafting of laws, and generating support for adoption of laws by sharing information about the consequences of alcohol abuse directly and via the mass media.
This project aimed to support and strengthen the implementation of Vietnam’s tobacco control law, and to create an enabling tax environment that would support the prevention and reduction of tobacco consumption in Vietnam.
The project accelerated knowledge sharing of the best policy-based practices for tackling risk factors for NCD.