Sevak V. Lalayan
2003 - 2004 IPF Fellow
2003 - 2004: Recognizing threat and assuming responsibility: Tobacco control in Armenia.
2003 - 2004: Tobacco control measures in the context of extreme poverty
The objectives of the project are to estimate the effectiveness of tobacco control policy affecting poor segments of the population with particular focus on economic and administrative aspects of tobacco control; identify the optimal strategy in tobacco control for smoking reduction amongst poor while preventing the target group from negative economic impacts (job loss etc.); highlight more acceptable tools for tobacco control applicable for the target group; identify market shares for cheaper cigarettes and consumption trends amongst the poor population; and produce a policy paper for the State Committee for Poverty Reduction and the Tobacco Control Program of the Armenian Ministry of Health.