TV report contest for prevention of tobacco harm launched

The TV report contest themed “Preventing the harmful effects of tobacco” was jointly launched by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Health this morning in Hanoi.
 

TV report contest for prevention of tobacco harm launched

At the launching ceremony, Information and Communications Deputy Minister Hoang Vinh Bao said the contest aims to increase information of preventing the toxic effect of tobacco through TV reports and encourage reporters, editors who actively take part in raising people’s awareness of tobacco evils of smoking and tobacco.
The organizer expects that the contest becomes impetus for reporters and editors to produce good animated and genuine image with clear message of the contest theme; accordingly, these reports will help to change people’s awareness and behaviors to damages and losses of health and economy caused by tobacco.
Entries are TV reports in Vietnam with subtitle in Vietnam released on TV channels from January 1 to December 31, 2017. They reflect tobacco-related harms and missions to prevent the harm carried out in 2017.
Entries must highlight policies on price and taxation of tobacco in reducing demand in Vietnam, or the theme of the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day, harmful effects of tobacco and secondhand smoking and regulation on public smoking ban as per the law of tobacco prevention.
Besides, entries help improve non-smokers’ awareness in remind smokers not to emit fumes in public places according to the law as well as introduce shining examples in fighting smoking in a bid to tackling smoking.
Entries must arrive at the Legal Department at 8 Nguyen Du Street in Ha Noi ‘s Hai Ba Trung District from November 16 to January 31, 2018.
The organizer is going to present one first prize, three second prizes, five encouragement prizes for individual while one first prize, two second prizes for teams. Especially, one special prize will be given for team with more entries.
The prize-giving ceremony is scheduled to take place in January 2018.
Those are interested in the contest can seek further information in the website mic.gov.vn or on Facebook cuocthithuocla2017 and media.

By MY BINH - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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