Recent News Entries: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention
In this issue, we offer suggestions about what kinds of activities are best suited for policy-oriented research, and how research findings can be used to influence policy with examples from around the world.
Take a closer look at similarities between the tobacco industry and the transport industry and explore how lessons learned from tobacco control can be applied to this threat to our health.
The 2017 HealthBridge Annual Report is here—with a fresh, new look!
The World Conference on Tobacco of Health unites researchers, academics, non-governmental organisations, civil society, scientists, healthcare professionals and public officials working on all aspects of tobacco control from more than 100 countries.
The latest issue of the NCD and Poverty Research Network focuses on the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages and provides examples of how some countries are countering its harmful effects.
Findings from our project on alcohol policy in Vietnam will be used in advocacy for the revision of laws planned over the next couple of years.
The Report Card recommends that the Vietnamese government increase tobacco tax at a rate higher than the combination of inflation and income growth so that tobacco demand will be curbed over time.
Healthbridge Vietnam staff delivered three presentations at the Global Cancer Congress 2016, held in Paris from Oct 31 to Nov 3, 2016.
On Jan. 1, 2016, HealthBridge became the secretariat for the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control (FCA).
FCA played an instrumental role as civil society’s representative at the creation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and today has nearly 500 member organizations in more than 100 countries. HealthBridge and FCA have collaborated on numerous projects over the years.
Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other 'nicotine-yielding products' should be taxed differently based on their level of risk, says a recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by HealthBridge Board Member Emeritus, David Sweanor .