ti-index-2016-coverTobacco Industry Interference Index PDF 2.2mb

2016 ASEAN report on implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3





Global Tobacco Treaty & Governance: A Role for International Organizations 2015 PDF 368kb

The role of IOs, including non-government organizations (NGOs), needs to be examined in the context of a multi-sectoral approach. The actions of these organizations influence state behavior, help transform the processes of international law, mobilize states, and leverage public opinion. Needless to state, IOs play a critical role in increasing awareness of the tobacco industry’s practice of using front groups to further its interests.


Primer-cover-233x300Primer on Good Governance and Tobacco Control PDF 457.9kb

This primer makes the case for why tobacco control policies, particularly those geared towards protecting public health policymaking from the tobacco industry, are, in reality, good governance policies.

It is intended for advocates and governments around the world to give them additional tools to be able to implement the life-saving measures enshrined in the global tobacco treaty, formally known as the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).


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Preventing Tobacco Industry Interference: FCTC Article 5.3 Toolkit 2015 PDF 35.7mb

This toolkit presents a range of issues, policy options, and considerations that each country needs to take into account for purposes of developing country efforts for the implementation of Article 5.3 related to protection of tobacco control measures from interference by the tobacco industry of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). It describes guiding principles, steps for effective Article 5.3 implementation; common practices and motives used by tobacco industry in interference as well as illustrates the toolkit implementation guides including strategic planning, checklist for developing a strategy and for Article 5.3 focal teams. Case study of Philippines is included. The toolkit also provides some policy templates that can assist in the implementation of Article 5.3 and its expected output and impact on policies.



FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines Best Practice: The Role of the Public Service Commission 2015 PDF 2.8mb

The public service department of a country has a big role to play in implementing the global tobacco treaty, the WHO FCTC. This document describes how one Southeast Asian Government, the Philippines, has applied the WHO FCTC Article 5.3 guidelines in protecting its bureaucracy from undue influence from the tobacco industry through a Joint Memorandum Circular between the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Health. It is one of a kind and serves as an example of best practice for the region.”