Toolkit: Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control



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The World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world’s first global health treaty. It is designed to help countries work to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. Article 5.3 is a key element of the treaty. It is intended to protect public health policy from the influence of the tobacco industry. It reads:

“In setting and implementing their public health policies with respect to tobacco control, Parties shall act to protect these policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law.”

In order to support Article 5.3, ASH and iPiP have created a toolkit for all those interested in protecting public policy from the influence of the tobacco industry. You can view and download these resources below.

Article 5.3 toolkit - Making the Case presentation Article 5.3 toolkit - Process Map
Article 5.3 toolkit - Why do we treat the tobacco industry differently? Article 5.3 toolkit - The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Article 5.3 toolkit - Template mapping report Article 5.3 toolkit - Audit process slideshow
Article 5.3 toolkit - Template communications log Article 5.3 toolkit - template employee code
Article 5.3 toolkit - Template council statement Article 5.3 toolkit - Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control
Article 5.3 toolkit - Guidance for Trading Standards on engaging with the tobacco industry