Framework Convention on Tobacco Control


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Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

A legally binding convention signed by 174 countries which calls for tobacco warnings that are:
• Rotating;
• Large, clear, visible and legible;
• Should be no less than 30% of the principal display area; and
• May be in the form of pictures or pictograms.

FDA-Mandated warnings for cigarette packages
WARNING: Cigarettes are addictive.
WARNING: Tobacco smoke can harm your children.
WARNING: Cigarettes cause fatal lung disease.
WARNING: Cigarettes cause cancer.
WARNING: Cigarettes cause strokes and heart disease.
WARNING: Smoking during pregnancy can harm your baby.
WARNING: Smoking can kill you.
WARNING: Tobacco smoke causes fatal lung disease in non-smokers.
WARNING: Quitting smoking now greatly reduces serious risks to your health.
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Pursuant to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the UN Declaration on Noncommunicable Diseases, tobacco control is no longer a choice -- it is a commitment.
ABU DHABI -- The country's Capital has been selected to host the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) in 2015, a triennial gathering of international advocacy, public policy and health research experts working together to achieve the goals of the world's first public health treaty -- the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC).
Zhao emphasized Guangzhou's determination to enforce the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and promote a healthy way of life, adding that "a number of smoke-free government bodies, hospitals, educational institutions, hotels, restaurants and public transport vehicles will be set up across the city.
This book describes a framework to guide the evaluation of tobacco control policies in response to the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).
Prepared by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in collaboration with national counterparts for the European Strategy for Tobacco Control, this report describes the tobacco control situation and tobacco control policies in the WHO European Region as of late 2006, reviews progress with the implementation of the European Strategy for Tobacco Control since its adoption in 2002, and establishes a baseline for monitoring progress with the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the region.
This early work culminated in May 2003 when the member countries of WHO adopted the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a historic tobacco control treaty, which came into force with ratifications in 40 countries in February 2005.
The World Health Organization's 2003 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control may also encourage signatory countries to implement appropriate measures.
Today, every country in Latin America and the Caribbean except Colombia and the Dominican Republic have signed the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first global health treaty aimed at stopping tobacco addiction, and the first to single out a particular industry for regulation at an international level.
FURTHER global restrictions on the tobacco industry are to be developed, the first Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has decided.
30, 2004, Peru became the 40th country to ratify the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (SN: 7/5/03, p.
On 16 June 2003, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was opened for signing.
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