Tools/ Templates

A. Publications

Guide for Parties to the WHO FCTC on how to conduct
tobacco industry monitoring, 2018

Guide

Publisher: WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hub on Article 5.3
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Handbook on implementation of WHO FCTC Article 5.3: Policies and practices that protect against tobacco industry interference, 2018 (2nd edition)
Handbook
Published by: Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control Download 2nd edition
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Tobacco Industry Interference Index: Asian report of implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3, 2018
Author: Mary Assunta
Report
Published by: Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance Download 2018 edition
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Good country practices in the implementation of WHO FCTC Article 5.3 and its guidelines, 2018
Author: Mary Assunta
Report
Published by: WHO FCTC Secretariat Download
Anti-corruption and tobacco control, 2017
Document
Published by: SEATCA, GGTC, and CAI Download
FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines best practice: The role of the public service commission, 2016
Publication
Published by: Civil Service Commission & Department of Health (Philippines) Download
Preventing tobacco industry interference: A toolkit for advocates and policymakers, 2015
Toolkit
Published by: Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance & HealthJustice Philippines Download
Technical resource for country implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Article 5.3, 2012
Publication
Published by: World Health Organization Download
Tobacco industry interference with tobacco control, 2009
Publication
 
Published by: World Health Organization Download
Evolution of the tobacco industry positions on addiction to nicotine, 2008
Author: Norbert Hirschhorn
Report
Published by: World Health Organization Download
What they are, what they tell us, and how to search them. A practical manual, 2004 (2nd edition)
Manual
Published by: World Health Organization Download
Tobacco industry strategies to undermine tobacco control activities at the World Health Organization, 2000
Report
Published by: World Health Organization Download

 

B. Templates

Ministry of Health template letter to Foreign Affairs office / Prime Minister’s office
re “Tobacco industry interactions,” 2018
Template Letter
Publisher: Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control Request a copy
Ministry of Health template letter re tobacco industry-funded research and the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, 2018
Template Letter
Published by: Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control Download
Ministry of Health template letter to Ministry of Agriculture re “Tobacco farming and the tobacco control treaty,” 2018
Template Letter
Published by: Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control Request a copy
Failure of the European Commission to properly implement Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC, 2013
Template Letter
Published by: ALTER-EU, Corporate Accountability, EPHA, and Smoke-Free Partnership Download

C. Official Letters from Government

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health letter to the Ministry of Education requesting cooperation of educational institutes to not accept any sponsorships or support from the tobacco industry, 2019
Publisher: Thai Ministry of Public Health
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Polish letter warning academe about the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) Funding, 09 January 2018
Template Letter
Published by: Poland Ministry of Health Download English version
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Ireland Policy on Article 5.3, 2017
Template letter
Published by: Ireland Republic of Health
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Vietnam’s memo calling on the cabinet, local government, and mass organizations to coordinate the implementation of the WHO recommendation and to inform governments and health communities not to cooperate with FSFW, 28 November 2017
Template Memo
Published by: Vietnam Ministry of Health Download English version
Download Vietnamese version

D. Policies and Guidelines

India, State of Kerala – Comprehensive policy on FCTC Article 5.3 to protect its policies against the tobacco industry’s commercial and vested interests, 2019
State Policy

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French Ordinance No. 2016-623 of 19 May 2016 transposing Directive 2014/40 / EU on manufacturing, presentation and sale of tobacco products and related products
Law
 
Published by: Journal officiel de la République française  Download English version
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French Decree n ° 2017­279 of March 2nd, 2017 relating to the transparency of the expenses related to the activities of influence or representation of interests of the manufacturers, the importers, the distributors of tobacco products and their representatives
Template Decree
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Philippines – Civil Service Commission and Department of Health Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2010-01: Protection of the bureaucracy against tobacco industry interference
National Policy
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Uganda – The Tobacco Control Act, 2015
National Law
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United Kingdom’s revised guidelines for overseas posts on support to the tobacco industry, 2013
Template guideline
Published by: UK Department of Health/ Foreign&Commonwealth Office Download

E. COP-Related Decisions and Reports on FCTC Article 5.3

FCTC/COP8(18): Protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry, 06 October 2018
Decision
Published by: WHO FCTC Download
Report of the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, November 2016
Report
Published by: WHO FCTC Download
CSF/NV/16/04: Industry interference in tracking and tracing of tobacco products, 04 March 2016
Note Verbale
Published by: WHO FCTC Secretariat Download
CSF/NV/14/25: Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC: Issues related to Article 5.3 and the guidelines for its implementation, 19 September 2014
Note Verbale
Published by: WHO FCTC Download
Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry, 22 November 2008
Guidelines
Published by: WHO FCTC Download