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Recent News Entries: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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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HB Vietnam at Global Cancer Congress 2016

January 18, 2017 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

Healthbridge Vietnam staff delivered three presentations at the Global Cancer Congress 2016, held in Paris from Oct 31 to Nov 3, 2016. 

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HealthBridge is new secretariat for global tobacco control alliance, FCA

February 4, 2016 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention, Other

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. 

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Treat e-cigarettes differently, argues HB board member

September 8, 2015 Filed under Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention

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 .

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