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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WHO welcomes the decision made by the Government of Switzerland and takes this opportunity to encourage the Government to ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), as Switzerland is among a handful of countries that are yet to do so.
In 2003, when the convention was adopted, the NTCC was replaced by the National Commission for the Implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (CONICQ), incorporating new bodies in different sectors (31).
(10.) Decisions of the First Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Geneva, Switzerland, February 6-17, 2006.
"If PMI was serious about achieving a smoke free world, it could stop aggressively lobbying against proper implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control or stop selling Marlboros and other cigarettes."
"The Protocol faces overt and covert resistance from the tobacco industry," says Dr Vera da Costa e Silva, Head of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat.
Bulgaria will use all means possible to fight against articles 17 and 18 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, according to Asen Kyuchukov, Deputy Chair of the National Association of Tobacco Growers.
The initiative helps countries to implement the WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control and to prepare national legislation in line with the convention.
The guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (of which Ireland is a signatory) state that "parties should ensure that any interaction with the tobacco industry on matters related to tobacco control or public health is accountable and transparent".
The naming of the award after a tobacco firm and the association of the government's topmost functionary with it both violate the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control ( FCTC) and its associated guidelines,
Our Region deserves the best and it will indeed get it." 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.
This year's campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry's brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine the tobacco control measures defined in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
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