Tobacco control and sustainable development goals in Brazil
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ACT Health Promotion, NGO , Brazil
ACT Health Promotion, NGO Communications, Brazil
ACT Health Promotion, NGO, Brazil
Publication date: 2018-03-01
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 1):A15
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Background and challenges to implementation:
Brazil ratified FCTC and tobacco use decreased 55% from 1990 to 2015. It is important to monitor and implement other policies to maintain this downward trend. Brazil is also committed with SDGs and presented its voluntary national report in 2017. Tobacco control was not mentioned on it. It is crucial to mobilize the government to include tobacco control and NCDs prevention in the agenda of SDGs. ACT is a Brazilian NGO working for FCTC implementation, healthy food policies and NCDs' prevention.

Intervention or response:
A civil society work group was created to promote the Agenda 2030. It is composed by over 40 organizations from different areas. ACT is a member of the WG, which has been working on capacity building and governance, advocacy at Executive and Legislative Branches, communications strategies and participation in events. In 2017 the WG produced and disseminated a shadow report on SDGs implementation in Brazil.

Results and lessons learnt:
The report titled "Spotlight synthesis report - the 2030 sustainable development agenda in Brazil" was launched in the High Level Political Forum on sustainable development with strong impact. It showed the gaps and provides recommendations for the achievement of the SDGs goals. It was also launched at national level, in 3 States so far. The inclusion of tobacco control and NCDs on the report was consequence of the ACT's involvement on it. The WG also collaborated for the creation of a National Commission, besides had key role on the creation of the Parliamentary Front for SDGs. A website was also created:

Conclusions and key recommendations:
It is crucial to promote tobacco control and NCDs prevention in the Agenda 2030 and the engagement with the broad group responsible for the SDGs implementation at national level. The Brazilian model of the civil society WG' strategies can be useful to other countries discussing SDGs priorities and means of implementation.

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