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Policies and Practices that Protect against Tobacco Industry Interference PDF 500kb

A Handbook on the Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and related actions

This handbook summarizes reports on the practices on the implementation of Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization – Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in order to prompt information exchange among Parties. It aims to raise awareness of international instruments that Parties to the FCTC can use to support domestic / country implementation of the treaty provision that protects tobacco control policies from tobacco industry interference. It also lists some progress by the global community in countering tobacco industry’s efforts at the global or regional level. Different case studies are highlighted at national and international level. To further support knowledge dissemination on these topics, the Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) is undertaking further research to elaborate on the broad narratives in this handbook.

 

Good Country Practices in the Implementation of WHO FCTC Article 5.3 and its Guidelines PDF 623kb

This report provides a selection of advanced practices in implementing Article 5.3. It draws from a variety of Parties’ experiences, including those recommended in the guidelines. While some Parties have taken a whole-of-government approach, which is the ideal, others have adopted measures to protect the ministry/department of health from interference by the tobacco industry as a first step. Others have introduced policies on certain measures recommended in the guidelines, such as transparency. This report also provides examples of the denormalization of the tobacco industry.

 

Anti-Corruption and Tobacco Control PDF 1.2mb

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

 

 

 Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2017 PDF 631kb

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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 2016 PDF 13.8mb

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.”