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NEWS IN BRIEF

Get ready for plain packaging! The theme for WNTD 2016, May 31. Graphic warnings, drab colours and no branding on packs reduce the appeal and use of tobacco.
Abstracts can now be submitted for the next Union world conference, to be held in Liverpool, UK, this October. The closing date is 16 March. Find out more here.

The Union co-manages the Bloomberg Initiative [BI] to Reduce Tobacco Use Grants Program in partnership with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The programme awards funds to projects delivering high-impact tobacco control interventions, based on MPOWER, in low- and middle-income countries. Priority is given to countries with the highest prevalence of tobacco use.

Our priority countries are: China, Russia, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, Viet Nam and Turkey. In the first quarter of 2015 The Union was managing 69 active grant projects.

To date 776 grants worth US$ 141 million have been awarded.

 

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