WHO FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON TOBACCO CONTROL
Guidelines for Implementation of Article 5.3
Guidelines on the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests
At its third session in November 2008, the Conference of the Parties (COP) adopted guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC on the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry (decision FCTC/COP3(7)). These guidelines are available from the WHO FCTC website (http://who.int/fctc/protocol/guidelines/adopted/article_5_3/en/index.html) and are also presented here in six separate sections.
“The guidelines are intended to help Parties to meet their obligations under the respective provisions of the Convention. They reflect the consolidated views of Parties on different aspects of implementation, their experiences and achievements, and the challenges faced. The guidelines also aim to reflect and promote best practices and standards that governments would benefit from in the treaty-implementation process.”
Dr. Haik Nikogosian
Former Head of the Convention Secretariat
from the Foreword of the WHO FCTC Guidelines for Implementation of Articles 5.3, 8, 9 and 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 (2011)