Impact of Implementation of the WHO FCTC on the Tobacco Industry’s Behaviour (2019)

Author: Stella Bialous                                    

The tobacco industry has a decades-long history of opposing any measure that attempts to regulate its product, its marketing, pricing or social acceptability. The entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005, and the approval, by FCTC parties, of the Guidelines for Implementation of Article 5.3 in 2008 (to protect tobacco control policies from the ‘commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry’), have not yet served to completely prevent the tobacco industry from interfering with tobacco control policies.

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