Alliance for the Control of Tobacco Use (ACT)
Year(s) : 2008, 2009, 2010
Grant Recipient Type : NGO / Nonprofit
Grantor : International Union Against Tobacco and Lung Disease (The Union)/WLF
Project goal : To achieve a Brazil-wide ban on product displays and advertising of tobacco products at point-of-sale, as well as restrictions on other promotional practices.
Direct Grant : No
Key achievement to date: Initiated negotiations with
Brasilcon (consumers' organization based in Brazil) and other organizations to
get involved in the issue.
Objective 1: This grant supports MPOWER letter goal E, to Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
Major accomplishments to date:
- Conducted negotiations with Brasilcon to get involved.
- Carried out initial talks with INCA and ANVISA.
- Discussions initiated with tobacco control experts in Canada and WLF. Websites explored to gather baseline information.
- Study tour to Canada undertaken.