Spotlight on the FCTC
April 2008, Brussels - This second issue of "Spotlight on the FCTC" highlights how the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States have met, or in some cases failed to meet, their obligations to tackle second-hand smoke, according to Article 8 of the convention.
Less than a third of the EU Member States have introduced fully comprehensive smokefree legislation, three years after the world’s first public health treaty on tobacco control – the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) – introduced the need for protecting employees from the dangerous effects of second-hand smoke.
The second issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC reveals how only nine of the 25 EU Member States that have signed and ratified the WHO treaty have so far introduced comprehensive smokefree legislation, leaving over half of Europe’s workforce exposed to second-hand smoke.spotlight on the framework convention on tobacco control (fctc) - issue 2 (474 Downloads) issue 2 - bulgarian (449 Downloads) issue 2 - czech (492 Downloads) issue 2 - hungarian (456 Downloads) issue 2 - latvian (688 Downloads) issue 2 - polish (507 Downloads) issue 2 - romanian (464 Downloads) issue 2 - slovakian (482 Downloads)
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