Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Publications on tobacco product regulation

Latest documents

  • Advisory note: banning menthol in tobacco products
    Topics: This advisory note on menthol synthesizes recent studies on the prevalence and health effects of menthol in tobacco products. It provides evidence-based conclusions and recommendations for policy-makers and regulators, including a ban on menthol (and its analogues, derivatives and precursors) in cigarettes.

  • Advisory note: global nicotine reduction strategy
    Topics: This advisory note presents the conclusions and recommendations of the members of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) on a policy for limiting the sale of cigarettes to brands with a nicotine content that is not sufficient to lead to the development and/or maintenance of addiction.

  • Fact sheet: waterpipe tobacco smoking & health
    Topics: The waterpipe tobacco smoking and health fact sheet is adapted from the second edition of the WHO Advisory Note on waterpipe tobacco smoking: health effects, research needs and recommended actions for regulators.

  • Advisory note: waterpipe tobacco smoking: health effects, research needs an recommended actions for regulators - 2nd edition
    Topics: This advisory note addresses growing concern about the increasing prevalence and potential health effects of tobacco smoking with waterpipes, a practice that dates back at least four centuries in Africa and Asia. The note will provide a more thorough understanding of the health effects of waterpipe smoking for WHO Member States and research agencies.

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2008

  • Evolution of the tobacco industry positions on addiction to nicotine
    This report, based on internal industry documents and the companies' public pronouncements, describes how the social, scientific and judicial climate forced the change. It shows as well that the industry still puts the responsibility of addiction and harm on the smoker.
  • Report on bidi smoking and public health
    This report is an analysis and synthesis of the latest information from India and the United States and serves as a resource authority on this increasingly prevalent form of smoking.

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2006

2005

2004

2003-2000

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