Key Issues

in Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Regulating Interactions with the Tobacco Industry, March 2015

While governments attempt to improve the health of their citizens by approving interventions to reduce tobacco use, the tobacco industry uses every possible means to delay, dilute, or defeat their implementation and enforcement. Recognizing the “fundamental and irreconcilable conflict between the tobacco industry’s interests and public health policy interests,” the global public health treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), includes a set of guidelines to protect tobacco control policies from interference by tobacco companies.

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