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 Country Practices in the Implementation of WHO FCTC Article 5.3 and its Guidelines (2018)

Author: Mary Assunta Introduction In 2008, the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) adopted Guidelines1 to assist Parties in their implementation of Article 5.3. Since then many Parties have made progress and established measures to protect their policies from interference by the tobacco industry. However, many Parties […]

Handbook on Implementation of WHO FCTC Article 5.3: Policies and Practices that Protect Against Tobacco Industry Interference (2018)

I. Introduction This handbook summarizes reports 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 to the WHO FCTC. It aims to raise awareness of international instruments that Parties to the WHO FCTC can use to support […]

Guide for Parties to the WHO FCTC on How to Conduct Industry Monitoring (2018)

The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO. It was adopted by the World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003 and entered into force on 27 February 2005. It has since become one of the most rapidly and widely embraced treaties […]

Vietnam’s Memo Calling on Governments and Health Communities Not to Cooperate with FSFW (2017)

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. Read more: Ministry of Health, Vietnam