Myanmar: Ministry of Health and Sports guidelines on interactions with the tobacco industry

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat The Ministry of Health and Sports of the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar adopted, on 17 August 2020, Directive 91/2020 which contains guidance on interactions with “cigar and tobacco product manufacturer, distributor, seller or related person”. The Ministry of Health and Sports elaborated these […]

Return to Sender: Rejecting PMI Ukraine’s Charity During COVID-19 (2020)

Although sponsorship activities by tobacco companies are banned in Ukraine, Philip Morris International (PM) found a way to donate funds to the government during the COVID-19 pandemic. In February, PMI Ukraine donated 10 million UAH (372,577 USD) to the Charity Fund Health for All to help fight the pandemic according to a report by American […]

Good Practice

  FCTC Convention Secretariat The Convention Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, has developed a model policy for preventing tobacco industry interference among UN agencies. This model policy was adopted by the members of the UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on Prevention and Control of […]