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Purpose of this Toolkit

Take Action

Quick Ways to Raise Awareness


Guiding Principles

Fact Sheet: Article 5.3: How and Why

Tobacco Industry Practices and Motives

Quick Self-Tests: Government Agencies: Role in Tobacco Control

Best Practices

Key Steps


Tobacco Industry Interference in Health Policies in ASEAN, 2009


Effective Article 5.3 Implementation

A. Establish a Core Group

B. Develop a Plan

Checklist: Implementing Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC: Action Planning

Case Study: Philippines

C. Implement the Action Plan

Article 5.3 Recommendations

Recommendation 1:

Raise Awareness about Tobacco Industry Interference

A. Systematic Monitoring and Reporting

a.The Tobacco Industry

b. Definitions: Tobacco Industry

Quick Self-Tests

c. Examples of Monitoring Tools and Reports

B. Materials

C. Alliances

D. Media

E. Programs

F. Policies

Sample: Reminder for Diplomatic Missions

Sample: Declaration of Interest

Recommendations 2, 3, and 4:

Develop Policies to Implement the Art. 5.3 Recommendations

A. Policies

Integration into Codes of Conduct

Fact Sheet: Role of Public Officials in the Global Tobacco Treaty

Checklist: Code of Conduct: Ability to Protect Against Tobacco Industry Interference

Sample: Sample Code of Conduct: Guidelines for Meetings with the tobacco Industry

B. Processes and Action Points

Sample: Sample Guidelines relating to Conduct of Officials: Denormalize so-called CSR

Template: Renunciation Letter for Offers of Partnership with the Tobacco Industry

Checklist: Adoption of Code of Conduct in line with Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC: Signs of Success

C. Personnel Policies

Template: Model Hiring Policy: Revised Guidelines for Hiring Personnel

D. Transparency Measures

Recommendation 5:

Require Transparent and Accurate Information from the Tobacco Industry

Template: Requiring information from the Tobacco Industry

Recommendation 6:

Denormalize and Regulate Tobacco Industry’s so-called CSR

A. Nature of the Tobacco Industry’s so-called CSR

B. Raising Awareness

C. State and Personnel Policies

D. Policies Prohibiting Contribution

Sample: Policy Prohibiting so-called Tobacco Industry CSR

Recommendation 7:

Do Not Give Preferential Treatment to the Tobacco Industry

A. Taxes (Duty free and Tax Holidays)

B. Agricultural subsidies

C. Investment incentives

D. Trade and investment agreements

E. Treatment

F. Investment portfolios

Sample: Policy to ensure non-promotion of tobacco and the participation of health officials in trade policy

Sample: Policy to ensure that no support is given to tobacco industry investments and so-called CSR

Recommendation 8:

Treat State-owned Tobacco Companies in the Same Way as Other Companies

Case Study: Thailand


Global Action Against the Tobacco Industry

A. International Organizations

B. Governments and Intergovernmental Bodies

C. International Non-Government Organizations

D. Final note

Fact Sheet: Global Tobacco Treaty and Governance: A Role of International Organizations


1. Raising awareness

2. Building alliances

3. Ensuring that personnel rules

a. limit interactions with the tobacco industry

b. prohibit partnerships

c. protect against conflicts of interests

4. Sharpening rules and tools

5. Requiring information from the tobacco industry

6. Denormalizing and prohibiting so-called CSR

7. Removing benefits from and not giving preferential treatment to the tobacco business

8. Treating state-owned tobacco companies the same way


A. Article 5.3 Guidelines (2008)

B. COP6 Decision on Implementation of Article 5.3 (2014)

C. List of Resources

D. ASEAN Tobacco Watch Homepage/ List of Articles (2015)

E. SEATCA Tobacco Industry Index Results (2015)

F. SEATCA Bulletin: Prevent Tobacco Industry Interference (2013)

G. Genesis of the Philippine Policy on FCTC Article 5.3