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SELECTED TOBACCO CONTROL POLICIES, 2012

State of selected tobacco control policies, 2012

The graph above depicts WHO's assessment of progress made by countries with regard to selected demand reduction articles in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC):

  • Article 20 – Research, surveillance and exchange of information (Monitoring)
  • Article 8 – Protection from exposure to tobacco smoke (Smoke-free environments)
  • Article 14 – Demand reduction measures concerning tobacco dependence and cessation (Cessation programmes)
  • Article 11 – Packaging and labelling of tobacco products (Warning labels)
  • Article 12 – Education, communication, training and public awareness (Mass media)
  • Article 13 – Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (Advertising bans)
  • Article 6 – Price and tax measures to reduce the demand for tobacco (Taxation)

In 2008, WHO introduced MPOWER, a package of measures intended to assist in the country-level implementation of the above articles of the WHO FCTC. WHO reports on data collected measuring the success of MPOWER in its Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic.


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Tobacco control policies and interventions


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