Other key issues relating to the legislative process
National capacity building in the form of human, financial, technical and political will is essential for success of a legislative scheme. The designation of a focal point for tobacco control is key, as well as the work of champions committed to moving the legislative agenda. Article 5 of the WHO FCTC stresses the importance of establishing the institutions to further tobacco control in each country. The importance of funding, training, dissemination and evaluation of information are all key aspects of capacity building. More specifically, the importance of scientific and other evidence to support tobacco control will need to be disseminated. The civil society as well as the broad public institutions and the general public will need to be mobilized through a designed communications strategy by the originators of the legislation.