SPOTLIGHT ON THE FCTC

The Spotlight on the FCTC are SFP briefing papers covering the most important articles of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Spotlight 3 - Tobacco Industry Interference

Tuesday, 15 July 2008
The third issue of the Spotlight on the FCTC focused on the role of article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in protecting public policy from tobacco industry influence.

The aim of Article 5.3 of the FCTC is to ensure that policies can be put into practice without interference from an industry whose primarily goal is to keep people smoking, in order to generate profit.

On July 15, the Smokefree Partnership organised a seminar in the European Parliament (Brussels) on the role of article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC in protecting public policy from tobacco industry influence and to launch the third issue of the ‘Spotlight on FCTC’

Speakers included Mrs Androulla Vassilou (EU Commissioner for Health), Dr Anna Gilmore (University of Bath), Mr Akinbode Oluwafemi (Environmental Rights Action’s Manager in Lagos, Nigeria) and Mrs Jeanne King (Smokefree Partnership).

The seminar was hosted by Mrs Avril Doyle, MEP.

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