Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet)

A global tobacco testing laboratory network is crucial in advancing tobacco control. Combining testing and research at the global level is a new approach to match the tobacco industry’s expert product testing capabilities. With this in mind, a preliminary meeting was held in Bethesda, Maryland on 25-26 March 2004, to address network laboratory capacities for the study of tobacco products at the international level and to initiate discussions on the guidelines needed for contents and emissions testing as described in Article 9 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the development of laboratory methods, standards, expertise, and capacity on tobacco products testing and research.

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WHO Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (PND)
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Telephone: +41 22 791 4426
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E-mail: tfi@who.int