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Table 3 Interviewees' positions on tobacco issues

From: The development of Tobacco Harm Prevention Law in Vietnam: stakeholder tensions over tobacco control legislation in a state owned industry

Stakeholder and cluster Tobacco as a public health prioritya Tobacco as a socio- economic issueb Position to tobacco control policyc
Key policy decision makers    
   NAO ++ ++ +++
   DPT + ++ ++
The government    
   GO ++ ++ ++
   MOH-TE +++ ++ +++
   MOH-L +++ +++ +++
   VINACOSH +++ ++ +++
   MTI ++ +++ +
   MOF ++ +++ +
Tobacco control advocates    
   VPHA +++ + +++
   WHO +++ + +++
   HBC +++ + +++
  1. NB: The abbreviations in Italics represent the informants as defined in Table 2.
  2. a +++ High priority ++ Unclear/need more information + Not a high priority
  3. b +++ Major issue ++ Unclear/need more information + Not a major issue
  4. c +++ Supportive ++ Unclear/need more information + Reluctant