How WHO/SEARO is helping countries to implement the FCTC and overall tobacco control programme?

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How WHO/SEARO is helping countries to implement the FCTC and overall tobacco control programme?

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WHO has been helping countries in building their national capacity to implement the provision of the FCTC; Support has also been provided to countries to formulate national Tobacco Control Law in line with FCTC; WHO organized Awareness Raising Workshop on FCTC; National NGOs have been supported to facilitate signing, ratification and implementation of FCTC; Seed grants have been provided to countries (Bangladesh, DPR Korea and Timor Leste) to build national capacity and formulate National Plan of Action; A number of researches (comprehensive tobacco control measures, economics of tobacco control, tobacco and poverty, women and tobacco, oral tobacco use etc.) have been undertaken in countries to generate evidence for appropriate tobacco control interventions; Surveillance on tobacco has been strengthened in the Region through Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), Sentinel Survey, Regional Survey Template etc.; Dissemination of tobacco control information is being done through Regional Onl