Projects: Tobacco Control & NCD Prevention
This project is a continuation of HealthBridge’s ongoing efforts to advocate for tobacco tax reform and support the development and implementation of tobacco control policies in Vietnam.
This project is a continuation of HealthBridge’s efforts to advocate for tobacco tax reform in Vietnam, with the goal of supporting Vietnam to develop and adopt a strong tobacco tax policy by 2018.
Examining the impact of tobacco pricing and packaging on tobacco use and equity in middle-income countries
HealthBridge is participating in a five country research project to increase understanding of the impact of tobacco pricing and packaging strategies on smoking onset, smoking cessation, tobacco consumption and equity in middle-income countries.
The intent of this project was to develop an evidence base for developing, and implementing, alcohol control policy in Vietnam. Specifically, research addressed: 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.
This project aimed to further support the Vietnamese government’s efforts to effectively implement the national tobacco control law, by improving the implementation and enforcement of smoke-free (SF) regulations in the hospitality sector. More specifically, it aimed to strengthen the official commitment to and the management of SF restaurants in Hanoi, which would then provide a model for other cities in the country. It would do so by providing technical support and capacity building to relevant hospitality and enforcement agencies (including development of guidelines, training workshops and other information sharing actions), by designing and implementing a series of…