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Recent News Entries: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Issue 16 - NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter:  The Global Syndemic: Obesity, Undernutrition, & Climate Change

August 21, 2019 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Focusing on The Lancet Commission on Obesity Report.

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Vietnam makes important progress with passage of the Alcohol Control Law

July 11, 2019 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

A most noteworthy accomplishment in the first six months of 2019, was the passage of the Alcohol Control Law on June 14th. HealthBridge Vietnam provided technical support to the Ministry of Health when it was drafting the legislation, wrote the related communications materials, and engaged in effective media outreach, and advocacy directed at policy makers, in partnership with the Ministry.

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Issue 15—NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter: Exploring the multi-dimensional relationships between non-communicable diseases and poverty

March 27, 2019 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

In this issue, we look deeper into the links between alcohol, NCDs, and poverty, and into international and local efforts to mitigate the harmful effects of alcohol.

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NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter Issue 14 now available!

November 12, 2018 Filed under 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.

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NCD and Poverty Research Network Newsletter Issue 13 now available!

June 19, 2018 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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. 

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HealthBridge 2017 Annual Report now available!

June 18, 2018 Filed under Livable Cities, Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention, Gender Equality, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Health, Nutrition & Food Security

The 2017 HealthBridge Annual Report is here—with a fresh, new look!

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Tobacco Control en route to WCTOH 2018

February 28, 2018 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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.

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Issue 12: NCD and Poverty Research Network shines light on unhealthy food advertising

January 2, 2018 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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. 

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From evidence to action: our work on alcohol control policy in Vietnam

September 25, 2017 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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.

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Tobacco taxes must rise in Vietnam

June 7, 2017 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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.

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