Article 5.3 and International Tobacco Industry Interference (2015)

Author: Stella Bialous This report was prepared to support the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (the Secretariat) in meeting the mandate provided in decision FCTC/COP6(14) on “Protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry” Read more: WHO FCTC Secretariat

Illegal Trade of Tobacco Products: What You Should Know to Stop it (2015)

Overview The illicit trade of tobacco products poses major health, economic and security concerns around the world. It is estimated that one in every 10 cigarettes and tobacco products consumed globally is illicit. It is for this reason that combatting the illegal tobacco trade is the theme of WHO’s annual World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) […]

Examples of Implementation of Article 5.3 Communicated through the Reports of the Parties (2014)

The examples are taken from official Party implementation reports, show the wide range of measures being introduced by Parties in implementing Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC. Read more: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Technical Resource for Country Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 (2012)

All the tobacco industry’s tactics and interference with public policy-making are aimed at increasing tobacco consumption and are detrimental to public health. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and its Parties acknowledge that the tobacco industry represents a serious threat to the achievement of the Convention’s goals and objectives. Article 5.3 of […]

Tobacco Industry Tactics and Plans to Undermine Tobacco Control Efforts (2012)

Tobacco is the only product in the world that kills half of its users. Tobacco use kills nearly 6 million people every year, 600 000 of whom were exposed to second-hand smoke. Every 6 seconds someone dies from tobacco. Half of current tobacco users will eventually die from a disease associated with its use. Deaths […]

Technical Resource for Country Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3 (2012)

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and its Parties acknowledge that the tobacco industry represents a serious threat to the achievement of the Convention’s goals and objectives. In fact, Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC calls on Parties to protect public health policies from the commercial and other vested interests of the […]

Protecting Tobacco Control From Tobacco Industry Interference (2012)

Tobacco industry interests The tobacco industry seeks to undermine tobacco control efforts. As more countries move to fully meet their obligations under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the tobacco industry’s attempts to subvert the Convention are becoming increasingly energetic. This poses a serious danger to public health. Read more: WHO Regional Office […]

Tobacco Industry Interference with Tobacco Control (2009)

The tobacco industry has historically employed a multitude of tactics to shape and influence tobacco control policy. The tobacco industry has used its economic power, lobbying and marketing machinery, and manipulation of the media to discredit scientific research and influence governments in order to propagate the sale and distribution of its deadly product.  Furthermore, the […]

Tobacco Industry Interference with Tobacco Control (2008)

The tobacco industry has historically employed a multitude of tactics to shape and influence tobacco control policy. The tobacco industry has used its economic power, lobbying and marketing machinery, and manipulation of the media to discredit scientific research and influence governments in order to propagate the sale and distribution of its deadly product.  Furthermore, the […]

Evolution of the Tobacco Industry Positions on Addiction to Nicotine (2008)

Author: Norbert Hirschhorn Over many decades the global tobacco industry has denied in public, in the courts, and before legislatures that smoking was harmful and nicotine was addictive. Internal industry documents show a radically different reality of what the companies knew, and when. Over the past decade the industry has slowly adapted its public stance […]