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Afghanistan training of 75 principles/teachers and 75 police officials on tobacco control law. development and distribution of Radio and TV clips to for public awareness raising on harm of tobacco usage. development and distribution of banning messages on Tobacco law . celebration of world no tobacco day in public parks to raise awareness of people and announcing the 3 public parks tobacco free. training of 75 principles/teachers and 75 police officials on tobacco control law. development and distribution of Radio and TV clips to for public awareness raising on harm of tobacco usage. development and distribution of banning messages on Tobacco law . Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Albania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Algeria - loi sanitaire du 02 juillet 2018 ( 14 articles réservés à la lutte anti tabac - loi sanitaire 85-05 (article 63-64-65) qui interdit la publicité des produits du tabac quelque soit le type. - Décret exécutif n°04-331 du 18 octobre 2004 portant réglementation et activités de fabrication et de distribution des produits tabagiques - Décret exécutif n°01-397 du 09 décembre 2001 fixant les conditions d’importation des produits du tabac manufacturés par les personnes morales justifiant d’un agrément. - loi 13-05 du 23 juillet 2013 relative à la politique nationale en matière des sports - loi sanitaire 85-05 (article 63-64-65) qui interdit la publicité des produits du tabac quelque soit le type. - Décret exécutif n°04-331 du 18 octobre 2004 portant réglementation et activités de fabrication et de distribution des produits tabagiques - Décret exécutif n°01-397 du 09 décembre 2001 fixant les conditions d’importation des produits du tabac manufacturés par les personnes morales justifiant d’un agrément. - loi 13-05 du 23 juillet 2013 relative à la politique nationale en matière des sports WHO African Region
Andorra Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Angola The tobacco control department always refuses to meet or collaborate with tobacco industry representatives. The tobacco control department always refuses to meet or collaborate with tobacco industry representatives. The tobacco control department always refuses to meet or collaborate with tobacco industry representatives. WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda The focal was asked to address interference from industry during a conflict of interest meeting held in Barbados 2019. One tobacco company tried to reach out to the focal point to change a part of the legislation dealing with filtered cigarettes but was told it would not happen. The legislation speaks against public officials interacting with industry persons Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Armenia Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Australia Multiple Australian governments provide funding to Cancer Council Victoria to maintain ‘Tobacco in Australia’, a comprehensive online resource for issues related to tobacco control in Australia. This resource is publicly available and free of charge and includes comprehensive information on tobacco industry activities that are relevant to the WHO FCTC, including Articles 5.3 and 12 (c): https://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/chapter-10-tobacco-industry The Code of Conduct contained in the Public Service Act 1999 includes, inter alia, requirements to behave honestly and with integrity; to disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any conflict of interest (real or apparent); and not to make improper use of duties, status, power or authority, or any inside information, to gain or seek to gain a benefit or advantage for any person. For further information, see: https://www.apsc.gov.au/conflicts-interest. It is a legal requirement in Australia that any donation to a registered political party to the value of or greater than AUD $10,000 must be declared to the Australian Electoral Commission. Donor annual returns are posted online at http://fadar.aec.gov.au/. Further to this, the governments of Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia have begun divesting their public investment in the tobacco industry. The Australian Capital Territory Government has completed its divestment of funds from tobacco industries. The Australian Government’s Future Fund likewise divested all its funds from the tobacco industry, along with a number of major superannuation funds. Code includes, inter alia, requirements to behave honestly and with integrity; to disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any conflict of interest (real or apparent); and not to make improper use of duties, status, power or authority, or any inside information, to gain or seek to gain a benefit or advantage for any person. For further information, see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/conduct/index.html. It is a legal requirement in Australia that any donation to a registered political party to the value of or greater than AUD $10,000 must be declared to the Australian Electoral Commission. Donor annual returns are posted online at http://fadar.aec.gov.au/. Further to this, the governments of Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia have begun divesting their public investment in the tobacco industry. The Australian Capital Territory Government has completed its divestment of funds from tobacco industries. The Australian Government’s Future Fund likewise divested all its funds from the tobacco industry, along with a number of major superannuation funds. Details of meetings held between the Australian Government Department of Health and the tobacco industry, including recent consultations in relation to illicit trade in tobacco products, are publicly notified on the website of the Department of Health at: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/tobacco-conv-public. The Australian Government maintains a Register of Lobbyists and a Lobbying Code of Conduct to ensure that contact between lobbyists and Government representatives is conducted in accordance with public expectations of transparency, integrity and honesty. For further information, see http://lobbyists.pmc.gov.au/. Australian Government officials are required to comply with the Australian Public Service Code of Conduct. The Code includes, inter alia, requirements to behave honestly and with integrity; to disclose, and take reasonable steps to avoid, any conflict of interest (real or apparent); and not to make improper use of duties, status, power or authority, or any inside information, to gain or seek to gain a benefit or advantage for any person. For further information, see http://www.apsc.gov.au/conduct/index.html. It is a legal requirement in Australia that any donation to a registered political party to the value of or greater than AUD $10,000 must be declared to the Australian Electoral Commission. Donor annual returns are posted online at http://fadar.aec.gov.au/. Further to this, the governments of Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia have begun divesting their public investment in the tobacco industry. The Australian Government’s Future Fund likewise divested all its funds from the tobacco industry, along with a number of major superannuation funds. WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria Commercials and advertisements (audiovisual, print media, etc.) for conventional tobacco products as well as novel tobacco products (such as e-cigarettes, etc.) are still prohibited. Only the promotion of tobacco and related products in points of sale (tobacconists) and specialist shops is allowed. Commercials and advertisements (audiovisual, print media, etc.) for conventional tobacco products as well as novel tobacco products (such as e-cigarettes, etc.) are still prohibited. Only the promotion of tobacco and related products in points of sale (tobacconists) and specialist shops is allowed. Commercials and advertisements (audiovisual, print media, etc.) for conventional tobacco products as well as novel tobacco products (such as e-cigarettes, etc.) are still prohibited. Only the promotion of tobacco and related products in points of sale (tabacconists) and specialist shops is allowed. WHO European Region
Azerbaijan One of the main principles of the new Law of Azerbaijan Republic "On restriction of tobacco use", adopted in December 2017, are reflected as protection of life and health from the interests of tobacco producers. In the new Law of Azerbaijan Republic "On restriction of tobacco use", adopted in December 2017, one of its main principles is reflected as protection of life and health from the interests of tobacco producers. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) CENTRAL INFORMATOION & E GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY ANNUALY PUBLISHES A REPORT ON IMPORTS AND REXPORTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS INCLUDING REVENUES FROM TAXATION. HOWEVER, SPONSORSHIP OF ANY EVENT BY TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS BANNED IN BAHRAIN, HENCE THERE IS NOTHING TO PUBLISH TO THE PUBLIC IN THIS REGARD. The government of Bahrain denied tobacco industry membership of national antismoking committee. In addition, according to antismoking law sponsorship of tobacco industry to any event is banned. furthermore, all tobacco products regulations and decisions including taxes are being implemented without preferential treatment to tobacco industry. tobacco products are in the list of selected harmful goods where special excised taxes has been implemented on since 2018. CENTRAL INFORMATOION & E GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY ANNUALY PUBLISHES A REPORT ON IMPORTS AND REXPORTS OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS INCLUDING REVENUES FROM TAXATION. HOWEVER, SPONSORSHOP OF ANY EVENT BY TOBACCO INDUSTRY IS BANNED IN BAHRAIN, HEMCE THERE IS NOTHING TO PUBLISH TO THE PUBLIC IN THIS REGARD Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Bangladesh Answer not provided As per tobacco control law Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) is prohibited As per tobacco control law Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) is prohibited WHO South-East Asia Region
Barbados The Ministry has as its policy no negotiation with the tobacco industry. Furthermore senior officials do no meet or engage with the tobacco industry The Ministry has as its policy no negotiation with the tobacco industry. Furthermore senior officials do no meet or engage with the tobacco industry The Ministry has as its policy no negotiation with the tobacco industry. Furthermore senior officials do no meet or engage with the tobacco industry WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus Информация о деятельности, имеющей отношение к целям РКБТ ВОЗ ежегодно освещается на пресс-конференциях посвященных Всемирному дню без табака 31 мая и Дню некурения (3-й четверг ноября), публикуется в СМИ. "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию", разработанный с учетом положений РКБТ ВОЗ, размещен на сайте ЕЭК. Кроме того, Министерство здравоохранения принципиально выступает против распространения табакокурения, реализуя программные документы, участвуя в разработке проектов международных договоров и соглашений в рамках ЕАЭС, СНГ, сотрудничая с Министерствами здравоохранения других стран ЕАЭС и постсоветского пространства, вырабатывая согласованные позиции в противостоянии интересам табачных компаний. Информация о деятельности, имеющей отношение к целям РКБТ ВОЗ ежегодно освещается на пресс-конференциях посвященных Всемирному дню без табака 31 мая. и Дню некурения (3-й четверг ноября), публикуется в СМИ, "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию" , разработанный с учетом положений РКБТ ВОЗ, размещен на сайте ЕЭК. Кроме того, Министерство здравоохранения принципиально выступает против распространения табакокурения, реализуя программные документы, участвуя в разработке проектов международных договоров и соглашений в рамках ЕАЭС, СНГ, сотрудничая с Министерствами здравоохранения других стран ЕАЭС и постсоветского пространства, вырабатывая согласованные позиции в противостоянии интересам табачных компаний Информация о деятельности, имеющей отношение к целям РКБТ ВОЗ ежегодно освещается на пресс-конференциях посвященных Всемирному дню без табака 31 мая. и Дню некурения (3-й четверг ноября), публикуется в СМИ, "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию" , разработанный с учетом положений РКБТ ВОЗ, размещен на сайте ЕЭК. Кроме того, Министерство здравоохранения принципиально выступает против распространения табакокурения, реализуя программные документы, участвуя в разработке проектов международных договоров и соглашений во рамках ЕАЭС, сотрудничая с Министерствами здравоохранения других стран ЕАЭС и постсоветского пространства, вырабатывая согласованные позиции в противостоянии интересам табачных компаний WHO European Region
Belgium Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Belize Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Benin le CODIDENTIFY proposé par la Société nationale du Tabac et allumettes du Mali sous lappelation INEXTO a été refusé par nos explications sur leur interférence Aucune usine de tabac ne sest installé au Bénin Answer not provided Aucune collaboration du secteur public avec les industries du tabac, pas de participation de lindustrie à nos réunions ni atelier au Ministère de la santé, WHO African Region
Bhutan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bosnia and Herzegovina Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Botswana Educational materials targeting different age groups have been produced and disseminated. Workshops and media are used to educate the public about tobacco control. Educational materials targeting different age groups have been produced and disseminated. Workshops and media are used to educate the public about tobacco control. Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil In order to report the strategies used by the tobacco industry through technical and document information, Tobacco Studies Center of the National Health School of Public Health (CETAB/ENSP/Fiocruz), the National Commission for FCTC Implementation (CONICQ/INCA), the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union) and the NGO Tobacco Control Alliance (ACT) launched the Observatory of Tobacco Industry Strategies on March 31, 2016. This observatory presents a new line of research focusing on knowledge and systematization of information about tobacco industry tactics. The digital platform follows the example of website Tobacco Tactics, hosted at the University of Bath, UK. In order to report the strategies used by the tobacco industry through technical and document information, Tobacco Studies Center of the National Health School of Public Health (CETAB/ENSP/Fiocruz), the National Commission for FCTC Implementation (CONICQ/INCA), the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union) and the NGO Tobacco Control Alliance (ACT) launched the Observatory of Tobacco Industry Strategies on March 31, 2016. This observatory presents a new line of research focusing on knowledge and systematization of information about tobacco industry tactics. The digital platform follows the example of website Tobacco Tactics, hosted at the University of Bath, UK. In order to report the strategies used by the tobacco industry through technical and document information, Tobacco Studies Center of the National Health School of Public Health (CETAB/ENSP/Fiocruz), the National Commission for FCTC Implementation (CONICQ/INCA), the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union) and the NGO Tobacco Control Alliance (ACT) launched the Observatory of Tobacco Industry Strategies on March 31, 2016. This observatory will create a new line of research focusing on knowledge and systematization of information about tobacco industry tactics. The digital platform follows the example of website Tobacco Tactics, hosted at the University of Bath, UK. WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam Code of Conduct (in the form of circular) on protection of tobacco control policies from tobacco industry interference for civil servants has been developed and endorsed. Development of Code of Conduct on protection of tobacco control policies from tobacco industry interference for civil servants. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria Art. 30. of the TOBACCO AND RELATED TOBACCO PRODUCTS LAW: It is prohibited to offer and sell tobacco and related tobacco products to and from persons under the age of 18. Art. 35. of the TOBACCO AND RELATED TOBACCO PRODUCTS LAW (Amended, SG No. 110/1996; Amended, SG No. 33/2000; Amended, SG No. 57/2004; Amended, SG No. 70/2005) from 2006, effective as of 01.01.2007) (1) (Advertising of the State Gazette, issue 28 of 2016, effective 20.05.2016) bans the advertising of tobacco an related tobacco products. There is no specific law regarding tobacco industry. In the Civil Servants Act are regulated the employment service between the state and the civil servant. Also in the Law for prevention and establishment of conflict of interests https://www.lex.bg/laws/ldoc/2135603507 are determined the rules for prevention and establishment of conflict of interests for persons holding public positions. In 2017, within the framework of the National Program for raising public awareness of national campaigns on the occasion is marked "World Smokeless Day", under the motto of the WHO "Smoking - a Threat to Health and Development” was organized; a Screening Campaign was conducted to measure carbon monoxide in the exhaled air and the amount of carboxyhemoglobin in the blood of passive and active smokers. On a regional level a number of activities have been realized: Internet messages based on the principle "Pass it on!"; awareness campaigns among parents, pregnant women, mothers with children; organization of "open doors" for citizens with discussions, counseling, etc.; setting “out-of-office” form of consultations for smoking cessation with supply of health education materials about the harm of smoking and benefits of smoking cessation, coping with withdrawal symptoms and stress. Ministry of Health organizes and manages national campaigns on the occasion of 31st of May - World No Tobacco Day and International No Tobacco Day - every third Thursday of November. For each campaign, the World Health Organization defines motto to integrate all stakeholders to join and work to restrict smoking. In 2015, the theme of WHOs 31st May World No Tobacco Day was „Stop the illegal trade in tobacco products". Ministry of Health coordinates the national campaign, which is carried out by the regional health inspectorates in the country. http://www.mh.government.bg/bg/novini/aktualno/31-mai-svetoven-den-bez-tyutyun-dejnosti-na-rzi/ http://www.mh.government.bg/bg/novini/aktualno/ministerstvo-na-zdraveopazvaneto-otbelyazva-svetov/ WHO European Region
Burkina Faso Il est noté dans la loi N°40-2010 portant lutte contre le tabac au Burkina Faso, mention a été fait de ne pas accordé de privilèges à lindustrie de tabac Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Burundi Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cabo Verde Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cambodia Answer not provided N/A Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Cameroon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Canada Canada has reviewed the Article 5.3 Guidelines in relation to the Canadian policy, legal and constitutional context and has adopted administrative measures, such as Health Canadas policy of not partnering with the tobacco industry on tobacco control programming. Lobbying at the federal level in Canada is regulated under the Lobbyist Registration Act. It is illegal for corporations of any kind to contribute to political campaigns for electoral purposes. Some provinces also regulate lobbying. Furthermore, the Lobbyist Registration Act introduced a requirement that consultant lobbyists (ie: tobacco related activities) file a return with the Commissioner of Lobbying if they communicate with a designated public office holder under certain conditions. This registry can be searched by anyone through a publicly-accessible website. Health Canada continues to discuss the Article 5.3 Guidelines with its federal partner departments and with relevant departments of provincial/territorial governments who are collaborators in Canada’s Tobacco Strategy. Generally, in Canada the primary channels of communication between governments and the tobacco industry are limited to (i) technical discussions in regard to both health and tax-related regulations and (ii) litigation-related responses. In Canada, many aspects of the tobacco industrys health policy, business and promotional activities are matters of public record. In addition, civil society organizations keep close track of tobacco industry activities and maintain web sites, publications etc. for this and related purposes. The tobacco industry must report to government on its research and promotional activities pursuant to Tobacco Reporting Regulations of the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. Public access to information about the tobacco industry which is reported to the government pursuant to these Regulations is governed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Access to Information & Privacy Act, and the common law as it relates to confidential business information. Canada has reviewed the Article 5.3 Guidelines in relation to the Canadian policy, legal and constitutional context and has adopted administrative measures, such as Health Canadas policy of not partnering with the tobacco industry on tobacco control programming. Lobbying at the federal level in Canada is regulated under the Lobbyist Registration Act. It is illegal for corporations of any kind to contribute to political campaigns for electoral purposes. Some provinces also regulate lobbying. Furthermore, the Lobbyist Registration Act introduced a requirement that consultant lobbyists (ie: tobacco related activities) file a return with the Commissioner of Lobbying if they communicate with a designated public office holder under certain conditions. This registry can be searched by anyone through a publicly-accessible website. Health Canada continues to discuss the Article 5.3 Guidelines with its federal partner departments and with relevant departments of provincial/territorial governments who are collaborators in the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS). Generally, in Canada the primary channels of communication between governments and the tobacco industry are limited to (i) technical discussions in regard to both health and tax-related regulations and (ii) litigation-related responses. In Canada, many aspects of the tobacco industrys health policy, business and promotional activities are matters of public record. In addition, civil society organizations keep close track of tobacco industry activities and maintain web sites, publications etc. for this and related purposes. The tobacco industry must report to government on its research and promotional activities pursuant to Tobacco Reporting Regulations of the Tobacco Act. Public access to information about the tobacco industry which is reported to the government pursuant to these Regulations is governed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Access to Information & Privacy Act, and the common law as it relates to confidential business information. Canada has reviewed the Article 5.3 Guidelines in relation to the Canadian policy, legal and constitutional context and has adopted administrative measures, such as Health Canadas policy of not partnering with the tobacco industry on tobacco control programming. Lobbying at the federal level in Canada is regulated under the Lobbyist Registration Act. It is illegal for corporations of any kind to contribute to political campaigns for electoral purposes. Some provinces also regulate lobbying. Furthermore, the Lobbyist Registration Act introduced a requirement that consultant lobbyists (ie: tobacco related activities) file a return with the Commissioner of Lobbying if they communicate with a designated public office holder under certain conditions. This registry can be searched by anyone through a publicly-accessible website. Health Canada continues to discuss the Article 5.3 Guidelines with its federal partner departments and with relevant departments of provincial/territorial governments who are collaborators in the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS). Generally, in Canada the primary channels of communication between governments and the tobacco industry are limited to (i) technical discussions in regard to both health and tax-related regulations and (ii) litigation-related responses. In Canada, many aspects of the tobacco industrys health policy, business and promotional activities are matters of public record. In addition, civil society organizations keep close track of tobacco industry activities and maintain web sites, publications etc for this and related purposes. The tobacco industry must report to government on its research and promotional activities pursuant to Tobacco Reporting Regulations of the Tobacco Act. Public access to information about the tobacco industry which is reported to the government pursuant to these Regulations is governed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Access to Information & Privacy Act, and the common law as it relates to confidential business information. WHO Region of the Americas
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad Emission conférences débats à la radio et télévision sur le langage mensongère de lindustrie du tabac aussi bien sur les composantes chimiques et toxiques du tabac lorganisation des ateliers sur larticle 5.3 à lendroit des acteurs à différents niveau (ci joint rapport des activitésà Mise en place dune sous commission de surveillance de lIDT qui est opérationnel depuis 2017 adoption du Décret 1523 Portant prévention de lingérence de lIDT et sa vulgarisation création dun groupe de travail surveillance IDT; Emission conférences débats à la radio et télévision sur le langage mensongère de lindustrie du tabac aussi bien sur les composantes chimiques et toxiques du tabac lorganisation des ateliers sur larticle 5.3 à lendroit des acteurs à différents niveau (ci joint rapport des activitésà Mise en place dune sous commission de surveillance de lIDT qui est opérationnel depuis 2017 Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile La información de las empresas tabacaleras que es entregada a este Ministerio está disponible para la consulta de los ciudadanos por medio de la ley de transparencia, la cual mandata a las instituciones a entregar información requerida. . Junto a esto las reuniones solicitadas por la industria tabacalera están regidas por la Ley de Lobby, cuyas actas son públicas. durante este período no hubo reuniones con la industria por parte del Ministerio de Salud. La información de las empresas tabacaleras que es entregada a este Ministerio está disponible para la consulta de los ciudadanos por medio de la ley de transparencia, la cual mandata a las instituciones a entregar información requerida. . Junto a esto las reuniones solicitadas por la industria tabacalera están regidas por la Ley de Lobby, cuyas actas son públicas. durante este período no hubo reuniones con la industria por parte del Ministerio de Salud. El acceso a la información de las empresas tabacaleras que es entregada a este ministerios está disponible para la consulta de los ciudadanos por medio de la ley de transparencia des estado que mandado a las instituciones a entregar frente a requerimientos de la población la información que la industria entrega a este ministerio. Con la modificación de la ley 19.418 que promulgada por la Ley 20.660 se introduce a este cuerpo legal, incrementan ostensiblemente la regulación de los productos de Tabaco como asimismo, incluye aspectos relacionados a proteger a la población de los riesgos del tabaquismo. Se incorpora una prohibición absoluta de toda forma de publicidad de la industria, se obliga a la industria a reportar anualmente al Ministerio de Salud toda donación que realice (Artículo 3, inciso final), se aumenta las sanciones a la ley y se genera mayores sanciones cuando estas son cometidas por representantes de la Industria (Artículo 16 WHO Region of the Americas
China 中国政府制定烟草控制的相关法律法规,目的是达到公众健康的目标,没有考虑烟草公司的商业利益和其他既得利益。为了防止与烟草控制有关的公共卫生政策受烟草业的商业和其他既得利益影响,我国建立了多部门协同合作的履约控烟机制,确保公约义务在我国得以履行。中国公众可以从多种渠道畅通地获得有关烟草行业的广泛信息,比如政府网站、行业年报、各种与烟草行业相关的政策法规等。 中国政府制定烟草控制的相关法律法规,目的是达到公众健康的目标,没有考虑烟草公司的商业利益和其他既得利益。为了防止与烟草控制有关的公共卫生政策受烟草业的商业和其他既得利益影响,我国建立了多部门协同合作的履约控烟机制,确保公约义务在我国得以履行。 中国公众可以从多种渠道畅通地获得有关烟草行业的广泛信息,比如政府网站、行业年报、各种与烟草行业相关的政策法规等。 中国政府制定烟草控制的相关法律法规,目的是达到公众健康的目标,没有考虑烟草公司的商业利益和其他既得利益。为了防止与烟草控制有关的公共卫生政策受烟草业的商业和其他既得利益影响,我国建立了多部门协同合作的履约控烟机制,确保公约义务在我国得以履行。 中国公众可以从多种渠道畅通地获得有关烟草行业的广泛信息,比如政府网站、行业年报、各种与烟草行业相关的政策法规等。 WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia Se cuenta como estrategia del Plan Decenal de Salud Pública, en el componente de Modos, Condiciones y Estilos de Vida Saludable, la protección de las políticas públicas de salud frente a los intereses comerciales o de otra índole de la industria tabacalera. También se avanzó en el desarrollo de un resumen de política basado en evidencia que aborda los mejores mecanismos para proteger a las políticas de salud pública contra la interferencia de la industria del tabaco. Como parte de la capacitación que recibió el país por parte del Centro de conocimiento para temas jurídicos Mc Cabe Centre for Law and Cancer, se diseñará un manual de relacionamiento entre el gobierno y el sector privado, teniendo en cuenta los posibles riesgos en los que las políticas públicas y la legislación se pueden ver inmersos frente a la interferencia o participación irregular de las empresas privadas, objeto de regulación. En dicho documento se hará especial énfasis en el relacionamiento necesario con las Industria tabacaleras. Dada la relevancia de este tema, el alcance de este documento ha sido ampliado al relacionamiento con otras industrias , tales como las de bebidas alcohólicas, alimentos y bebidas e incluso Industria Farmacéutica, razón por la cual aún se encuentra en ajustes y revisión. Este tema es transversal a la ejecución del Proyecto FCTC 2030. Se cuenta como estrategia del Plan Decenal de Salud Pública, en el componente de Modos, Condiciones y Estilos de Vida Saludable, la protección de las políticas públicas de salud frente a los intereses comerciales o de otra índole de la industria tabacalera. También se avanzó en el desarrollo de un resumen de política basado en evidencia que aborda los mejores mecanismos para proteger a las políticas de salud pública contra la interferencia de la industria del tabaco. Como parte de la capacitación que recibió el país por parte del Centro de conocimiento para temas jurídicos Mc Cabe Centre for Law and Cancer, se diseñará un manual de relacionamiento entre el gobierno y el sector privado, teniendo en cuenta los posibles riesgos en los que las políticas públicas y la legislación se pueden ver inmersos frente a la interferencia o participación irregular de las empresas privadas, objeto de regulación. En dicho documento se hará especial énfasis en el relacionamiento necesario con las Industria tabacaleras. Por primera vez, en el Plan Decenal de Salud Pública se definió explícitamente como estrategia, la protección de las políticas públicas de salud frente a los intereses comerciales o de otra índole de la industria tabacalera. En este marco, se elaboró un resumen de política basado en evidencia que aborda los mejores mecanismos para proteger a las políticas de salud pública contra la interferencia de la industria del tabaco. Sin embargo, aún falta desarrollar directrices nacionales y territoriales más claras para regular la interacción entre el gobierno y dicha industria. WHO Region of the Americas
Comoros Après la convention, la pays sest doté dune loi nationale en application à la convention cadre Après la convention, la pays sest doté dune loi nationale en appliquation à la convention cadre Report not provided WHO African Region
Congo Dans la réglementation de la lutte antitabac, cette protection nest pas définie mais le décret n°86/1015 du 3 novembre 1986 portant organisation de la distribution des marchandises en République populaire du Congo dans son article 25 et la loi n°6 du 18 janvier 2003 portant la charte des investissements en parle dans son article 16. Bien que cette réglementation concerne le ministère du commerce et des approvisionnement, le tabac est inclu aussi. Report not provided Dans la réglementation de la lutte antitabac, cette protection nest pas définie mais le décret n°86/1015 du 3 novembre 1986 portant organization de la distribution des marchandises en République populaire du Congo dans son article 25 et la loi n°6 du 18 janvier 2003 portant la charte des investissements en parle dans son article 16. Bien que cette réglementation concerne le ministère du commerce et des approvisionnement, le tabac est inclu aussi. WHO African Region
Cook Islands Ministry of Health through the Community Health Services implement activities such as raising awareness about the general information’s on tobacco products including the tobacco industry interference. Ministry of Health through the Community Health Services implement activities such as raising awareness about the general information’s on tobacco products including the tobacco industry interference. Ministry of Health through the Community Health Services implement activities such as raising awareness about the general information’s on tobacco products including the tobacco industry interference. WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica Mediante la directriz DM-JM-3274-2018 se dejó sin efecto la Directriz DM-RM-6540-2013 que permitía la exhibición de los productos de tabaco en los comercios. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Croatia Croatia is trying to make all the information available to the public through educational programmes and all other available communication tools. Every year on the first day of Lent, the Day without Tobacco smoke is marked . Professional events are organized and promotion brochures are printed on the national but also at the county levels . Throughout the year, the schools for quitting smoking for those smokers who want to quit are organized. Croatia is trying to make all the information available to the public through educational programmes and all other available communication tools. Every year on the first day of Lent, the Day without Tobacco smoke is marked . Professional events are organized and promotion brochures are printed on the national but also at the county levels . Throughout the year, the schools for quitting smoking for those smokers who want to quit are organized. Croatia is trying to make all the information available to the public through educational programmes and all other available communication tools. Every year on the first day of Lent, the Day without Tobacco smoke is marked . Professional events are organized and promotion brochures are printed on the national but also at the county levels . Throughout the year, the schools for quitting smoking for those smokers who want to quit are organized. Since Croatia has until May 20, 2016 to transpose the Directive 2014/40/EU into national legislation, it has been written a lot about the harmful effects of tobacco products and smoking during the last year. WHO European Region
Cyprus The tobacco control legislation ensures the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interest of the tobacco industry. The tobacco control legislation ensures the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interest of the tobacco industry. The tobacco control legislation ensures the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interest of the tobacco industry. WHO European Region
Czech Republic The Code of Ethics for state officials and employees in public administration, which was approved by the Government Resolution No. 331 of 9 May 2012, and the Codes of Ethics of relevant state authorities in general apply to this matter. The Code of Ethics for state officials and employees in public administration, which was approved by the Government Resolution No. 331 of 9 May 2012, and the Codes of Ethics of relevant state authorities in general apply to this matter. The Code of Ethics for state officials and employees in public administration, which was approved by the Government Resolution No. 331 of 9 May 2012, and the Codes of Ethics of relevant state authorities in general apply to this matter. WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea National Tobacco Control Law leads the development of national policy to ensure control and monitoring of production, import and sale of tobacco products, reduction of smoking prevalence and promotion of no-smoking campaigns all over the country. Tobacco production, sale and import is highly regulated by tobacco law. The business or organizations that want to engage in joint activity or manufacture of tobacco products should get approval from relevant authority subject to relevant laws and regulations. Tobacco Association is a non-standing multi-sectoral agency responsible for discussing and deciding on the measures and implementation of national policy extensively including production, joint venture, tobacco processing, export/import and sale of tobacco. Any individual or official shall be subject to administrative liabilities in case of licensing tobacco production or undertaking production, joint venture, partnership or import/export/sale of tobacco products without approval of relevant government agency. Development of national policy fully reflects the Tobacco Control Law DPR Korea to ensure control and monitoring of production, import and sale of tobacco products, reduction of smoking prevalence and promotion of no-smoking campaigns all over the country. Tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship are strictly prohibited. DPR Korea do not have tax system and tobacco prices are under full control of the government which is on gradual increase. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo le ministère de Santé, par le biais du PNLCT, na jamais donné loccasion ou lespace à lindustrie du tabac interférer dans lélaboration des politiques. Communication dans le conférence et sensibilisation dans les médiasum Answer not provided WHO African Region
Denmark Answer not provided Answer not provided The Agency for the Modernisation of Public Administration published in 2007 “Good behaviour in public administration”, which describes the basic terms and conditions of work in the public sector. WHO European Region
Djibouti Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Dominica Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Ecuador Con fecha 3 de julio de 2018, se pone en conocimiento público el acuerdo firmado entre el Servicio Nacional de Aduanas del Ecuador (SENAE) y la Industria del Tabaco, Alimentos y Bebidas S.A. (ITABSA), con el presunto propósito de “establecer intercambios de información, coordinación, capacitación y asistencia necesaria para el común desarrollo en el ámbito aduanero, tributario, de facilitación al comercio exterior y control aduanero”. Ministerio de Salud Pública, en calidad de Autoridad Sanitaria Nacional y en cumplimiento a lo establecido en el CMCT, el Protocolo de la OMS para la Eliminación del Comercio Ilícito de Productos de Tabaco, la Ley Orgánica para la Regulación y Control del Tabaco (LORCT) y su Reglamento; instó a SENAE a que se proceda con la terminación inmediata del acuerdo de cooperación firmado entre SENAE e ITABSA, considerando que el mismo viola la normativa nacional e internacional vigente respecto al relacionamiento y colaboración con la industria del tabaco, faltando a los convenios mundiales de lucha antitabáquica en los cuales Ecuador se ha ratificado como Estado Parte. En novimiebre de 2018 SENAE dio por terminado de manera unilateral el convenio suscrito con ITABSA. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt لقد تم التصدي لمحاولات عديدة من صناعة التبغ لخرق المادة ٥.٣ مثل التقدم لوزير الصحه لتبني حمله لرفع الوعي لدي الشباب عن مخاطر التدخين او تخديد بعض المدارس في بعض القري المصريه او تشجير بعض الطرق الصحراويه و ذلك لكسب الرآي العام ولكن كل هذه المحاولات تم التصدي لها و فشلت جميعها لقد تم التصدي لمحاولات عديدة من صناعة التبغ لخرق المادة ٥.٣ مثل التقدم لوزير الصحه لتبني حمله لرفع الوعي لدي الشباب عن مخاطر التدخين او تخديد بعض المدارس في بعض القري المصريه او تشجير بعض الطرق الصحراويه و ذلك لكسب الرآي العام ولكن كل هذه المحاولات تم التصدي لها و فشلت جميعها لقد تم التصدي لمحاولات عديدة من صناعة التبغ لخرق المادة ٥.٣ مثل التقدم لوزير الصحه لتبني حمله لرفع الوعي لدي الشباب عن مخاطر التدخين او تخديد بعض المدارس في بعض القري المصريه او تشجير بعض الطرق الصحراويه و ذلك لكسب الرآي العام ولكن كل هذه المحاولات تم التصدي لها و فشلت جميعها WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Equatorial Guinea Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Estonia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Eswatini Report not provided Report not provided The Tobacco Bill is now a prosecutable. Prime Minister has declared that Swaziland should be tobacco free; thus plenty of political will. WHO African Region
Ethiopia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union In addition to the safeguards provided by the collegiate character of the decision-making process in the Commission (see in this regard the Commissions internal Rules of Procedure and the Rules giving effect to them), the ethical and integrity rules (notably Staff Regulations, Code of Conduct for the Members of the European Commission and Code of Good Administrative Behaviour), as well as the rules on access to documents and on transparency regarding relations with interest representatives, constitute a framework which is consistent with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and ensures that the FCTC is respected including its provision on protecting public health policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. The Staff Regulations for officials of the European Union contain legally binding ethical standards and ensure that the principles of independence, impartiality, objectivity and loyalty are applied in the European Public Service. Notably the principle of independence guarantees that conduct and decision-making are determined by the need to serve the common good and the public interest, and never by any other interests. As regards transparency, Regulation 1049/2001 on public access to documents is an important element, flanked by the other aspects of the Commissions transparency policy, such as the Transparency Register, and the proactive publication of information on meetings held by Commissioners, members of their cabinets and Directors-General with stakeholders. As of 1 December 2014, Commissioners, their Cabinet members and Directors General publish information on the meetings they hold with lobbyists. Moreover, they meet only with interest representatives whose organisations feature on the Transparency Register. As concerns other staff members, the Commission recommends to all staff to check the credentials of a given interest representative to make sure they are registered in the Transparency Register and, if they are not, encourage them to register. The Commission constantly promotes this "good practice" as part of its training and awareness-raising actions on relations with interest groups. Furthermore, the European Commission has endorsed the "Practical recommendations for public officials’ interaction with interest representatives" issued by the European Ombudsman in May 2017 and has disseminated them internally. In addition to the safeguards provided by the collegiate character of the decision-making process in the Commission (see in this regard the Commissions internal Rules of Procedure and the Rules giving effect to them), the ethical and integrity rules (notably Staff Regulations, Code of Conduct for the Members of the European Commission and Code of Good Administrative Behaviour), as well as the rules on access to documents and on transparency regarding relations with interest representatives, constitute a framework which is consistent with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and ensures that the FCTC is respected including its provision on protecting public health policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. The Staff Regulations for officials of the European Union contain legally binding ethical standards and ensure that the principles of independence, impartiality, objectivity and loyalty are applied in the European Public Service. Notably the principle of independence guarantees that conduct and decision-making are determined by the need to serve the common good and the public interest, and never by any other interests. As regards transparency, Regulation 1049/2001 on public access to documents is an important element, flanked by the other aspects of the Commissions transparency policy, such as the Transparency Register, and the proactive publication of information on meetings held by Commissioners, members of their cabinets and Directors-General with stakeholders. As of 1 December 2014, Commissioners, their Cabinet members and Directors General publish information on the meetings they hold with lobbyists. Moreover, they meet only with interest representatives whose organisations feature on the Transparency Register. As concerns other staff members, the Commission recommends to all staff to check the credentials of a given interest representative to make sure they are registered in the Transparency Register and, if they are not, encourage them to register. The Commission constantly promotes this "good practice" as part of its training and awareness-raising actions on relations with interest groups. Furthermore, the European Commission has endorsed the "Practical recommendations for public officials’ interaction with interest representatives" issued by the European Ombudsman in May 2017 and has disseminated them internally. The ethical and integrity rules (notably Staff Regulations, Code of Conduct for Commissioners and Code of Good Administrative Behaviour), as well as the rules on access to documents and on transparency regarding relations with interest representatives, constitute a framework which is consistent with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and ensures that the FCTC is respected including its provision on protecting public health policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. The Staff Regulations for officials of the European Union contain legally binding ethical standards and ensure that the principles of independence, impartiality, objectivity and loyalty are applied in the European Public Service. Notably the principle of independence guarantees that conduct and decision-making are determined by the need to serve the common good and the public interest, and never by any other interests. A Practical Guide for staff on ethics and conduct, recently revised, contains recommendations regarding contacts with interest groups in general and sets out when a record of a meeting should be ensured (p. 12). As regards transparency, Regulation 1049/2001 on public access to documents is an important element, flanked by the other aspects of the Commissions transparency policy, such as the Transparency Register, and the proactive publication of information on meetings held by Commissioners, members of their cabinets and Directors-General with stakeholders. As of 1 December 2014, Commissioners, their Cabinet members and Directors General publish information on the meetings they hold with lobbyists. Moreover, they meet only with interest representatives whose organisations feature on the Transparency Register. As concerns other staff members, the Commission recommends to all staff to check the credentials of a given interest representative to make sure they are registered in the Transparency Register and if, they are not, encourage them to register. The Commission constantly promotes this "good practice" as part of its training and awareness-raising actions on relations with interest groups. WHO European Region
Fiji Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland Finnish public health policy is well protected from the tobacco industry interference. There is no tobacco industry in Finland. The interaction with the representatives of industry is limited mainly to open requests for comment. However there is no extensive public repository on industrys activities. ASH Finland is an NGO, which actively disseminate information and raise discussion on the industrys activities, interests and methods in Finland. In addition, many other NGOs have adopted the policy not to interact with the tobacco companies, their affiliates or any other companies which work with tobacco industry, such as advertising companies. Finnish public health policies are quite well protected from the tobacco industry. There is no tobacco industry in Finland. The interaction with the reprsentatives of industry is limited mainly to open requests for comment. However there is no extensive public repository on industrys activities. NGOs like ASH Finland report that they actively disseminate information and raise discussion on the industrys activities, interests and methods. In addition, many NGOs have adopted the policy not to interact with the tobacco companies, their affiliates or any other companies which work with tobacco industry, such as advertising companies. Finnish public health policies are well protected from the tobacco industry. The interaction with the industry is limited mainly to open requests for comment. However there is no extensive public repository on industrys activities. Several reports on the tobacco industry activities have been published. Many non-governmental organizations report that they actively disseminate information and raise discussion on the industrys activities, interests and methods. For example Finlands ASH disseminates information and reveals the tactics of the tobacco industry and encourages public discussion on the tobacco industry´s methods to ensure their profits.In addition,Finland´s ASH and many other NGOs have adopted the policy not to interact with the tobacco companies, their affiliates or any other companies which work with tobacco industry, such as advertising agencis. WHO European Region
France 1) votre gouvernement ou lun de ses ministères a été sensibilisé aux tactiques de lindustrie du tabac et à la nécessité dempêcher lingérence de lindustrie du tabac dans la prise de décisions. Non. 2) a évité de conclure des partenariats ou des accords volontaires avec lindustrie du tabac. Oui 3) a mis en place des mesures pour limiter linteraction des agents publics avec lindustrie du tabac, y compris sous la forme dun code de conduite; Non 4) n’a pas accordé dincitations, de privilèges, davantages ou dexonérations fiscales à lindustrie du tabac pour installer ou gérer leur(s) entreprise; etc.). Oui. Il n’existe pas de code de conduite à l’attention de la fonction publique ou des agents publics concernant spécifiquement les relations avec l’industrie du tabac. Par contre, l’article 26 de la loi du 26 janvier 2016 de modernisation de notre système de santé a posé un principe de transparence des relations d’influence de l’industrie du tabac. En application de cet article a été pris le décret n°2017-279 du 2 mars 2017 relatif à la transparence des dépenses liées aux activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts des fabricants, importateurs, distributeurs de produits du tabac et de leurs représentants. Ces relations sont déclarées par les fabricants de tabac chaque année au ministère de la santé. Les déclarations sont consultables sur le site du ministère de la santé et restent accessibles pendant cinq ans, à compter de leur mise en ligne : http://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/prevention-ensante/ addictions/article/transparence-des-relations-d-influence-de-l-industrie-du-tabac En parallèle, toutes les actions d’influence sont déclarées également à l’Haute autorité pour la transparence de la vie publique, en application de la loi n° 2013-907 du 11 octobre 2013 relative à la transparence de la vie publique L’article 26 de la loi du 26 janvier 2016 de modernisation de notre système de santé a posé un principe de transparence des relations d’influence de l’industrie du tabac. En application de cet article a été pris le décret n°2017-279 du 2 mars 2017 relatif à la transparence des dépenses liées aux activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts des fabricants, importateurs, distributeurs de produits du tabac et de leurs représentants. Ces relations sont déclarées chaque année au ministère de la santé. Les déclarations sont consultables sur le site du ministère de la santé et restent accessibles pendant cinq ans, à compter de leur mise en ligne : http://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/prevention-en-sante/addictions/article/transparence-des-relations-d-influence-de-l-industrie-du-tabac Conformément à l’article R. 3512-1-1 du code de la santé publique, les activités d’influence et de représentations d’intérêt sont définies comme étant les activités ayant pour objet d’influer sur la décision publique, notamment sur le contenu d’une loi ou d’un acte réglementaire en entrant en communication avec les personnes mentionnées au 3° du II de l’article L. 3512-7 du code de la santé publique. Sont considérées comme des dépenses liées à des activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts : - Les rémunérations de personnels employés en totalité ou en partie pour exercer des activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts ; - Les achats de prestations auprès de sociétés de conseil en activités d’influence ou de représentation d’intérêts ; - Les avantages en nature ou en espèces, dont la valeur dépasse 10 €, procurés à des membres du Gouvernement ; des membres des cabinets ministériels ou à des collaborateurs du Président de la République ; des collaborateurs du Président de l’Assemblée nationale ou du Président du Sénat ; des parlementaires ; des personnes chargées d’une mission de service public que leur mission ou la nature de leur fonction appelle à prendre ou à préparer les décisions et les avis des autorités publiques relatifs aux produits du tabac ; des experts, personnes physiques ou morales, chargés, par convention avec une personne publique, d’une mission de conseil pour le compte d’une personne publique qui a pour mission de prendre ou de préparer les décisions et les avis des autorités publiques relatifs aux produits du tabac. La loi de santé du 26 janvier 2016 prévoit dans son article 26 que : "Les fabricants, les importateurs et les distributeurs de produits du tabac ainsi que les entreprises, les organisations professionnelles ou les associations les représentants adressent chaque année au ministre chargé de la santé un rapport détaillant lensemble des dépenses liées à des activités dinfluence ou de représentation dintérêts. " Une partie de ces informations seront rendues publiques par le biais dun site Internet dédié. WHO European Region
Gabon Le texte d’application concernant l’article 5.3 fait partie des textes d’application de la loi sur la lutte antitabac 006/2013 promulgués en 2016 par le Gouvernement. Cependant, les actions visant la vulgarisation des différents textes dapplication de la loi restent à planifier. Le texte dapplication concernant larticle 5.3 fait partie des textes dapplication de la loi sur la lutte antitabac 006/2013 promulgués en 2017 par le Gouvernement. Le texte dapplication concernant larticle 5.3 fait partie des textes soumis à la signature du Gouvernement. WHO African Region
Gambia The Tobacco Control Programme under the NCD Unit has been conducting series of awareness campaigns on tobacco use and health and on the new tobacco law. The Unit also developed a TOR for the members of the Tobacco Control Committee and a consent form to sign. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Georgia Law of Georgia on Tobacco Control contains a mandatory provision on protecting public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. In order to regulate the relationship with the tobacco industry in detail and ensuring that the public has access to a wide range of information on tobacco industry activities relevant to the objectives of the Convention, policy option to implement article 5.3 of FCTC have been prepared, presented and advocated to the relevant stakeholders. Currently the document is awaiting approval by the Parliament of Georgia. Newly adopted tobacco control law has a provision on protecting health policies with respect of tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. It entails provision of Governmental Normative Act on regulating civil servants and other state employees relation with the tobacco industry. The respective Normative Act is being developed and is under the process of approval by the Government of Georgia. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Germany There is information on tobacco control policy on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health. Further information, i.e. on tobacco products (database) can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. There is information on tobacco control policy on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health. Further information, i.e. on tobacco products (database) can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. There is information on tobacco control policy on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health. Further information, i.e. on tobacco products (database) can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, which had also published all statements submitted by stakeholders during the process of discussing the new draft of the tobacco directive in 2013. WHO European Region
Ghana Ministry of Health has carried out sensitization activities for Customs and Immigration Officers and all points of entry e.g. Elubo, Takoradi, Aflao, KIA and Tema to create awareness about Tobacco Industry tactics and interference and how to prevent them. In all about 2,000 officers were sensitized. (See picture of Officers at Aflao border) Ministry of Health has carried out sensitization activities for Customs and Immigration Officers and all points of entry e.g. Elubo, Takoradi, Aflao, KIA and Tema to create awareness about Tobacco Industry tactics and interference and how to prevent them. In all about 2,000 officers were sensitized. (See picture of Officers at Aflao border) Ministry of Health has carried out sensitization activities for Customs and Immigration Officers and all points of entry e.g. Elubo, Takoradi, Aflao, KIA and Tema to create awareness about Tobacco Industry tactics and interference and how to prevent them. In all about 2,000 officers were sensitized. (See picture of Officers at Aflao border) WHO African Region
Greece Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Grenada Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala La información pública se asegura a través de la aplicación de la Ley correspondiente: Ley de Acceso a la Información Pública, Decreto 57-2008 del Congreso de la República La información pública se asegura a través de la aplicación de la Ley correspondiente: Ley de Acceso a la Información Pública, Decreto 57-2008 del Congreso de la República La información pública se asegura a través de la aplicación de la Ley correspondiente: Ley de Acceso a la Información Pública, Decreto 57-2008 del Congreso de la República WHO Region of the Americas
Guinea Report not provided Report not provided Voir C116 WHO African Region
Guinea-Bissau Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guyana The Integrated Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases: Strategic Plan 2013- 2020 guides Tobacco Control activity and schedules. Through the Health Communication and Health Promotion Department, there is a some Communication Strategy that addresses Tobacco Education in all target groups and utilizes a medium that is suitable for each target group and the regions in which they live. The materials and information can be uplifted from the Ministry of Public Health. As mandated by the Health Facilities Licensing Act and the Ministerial Decree from the Ministry of Education, all Health Facilities and Education Facilities must be 100% smoke free. There is a Tobacco Control Act 2017 which was passed in July 2017 and came into force in August 2017 which covers the Article 5.3 The Ministry of Public Health is in the process of reviewing the terms of reference for a Cessation Strategy to assist current smokers who are interested in quitting. This activity is being facilitated by the Chronic Diseases Unit, Pan American Health Organization and Guyana Chest Society (This is an NGO that works with the Ministry of Health in Tobacco Control activities through collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Clinic). The Integrated Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases: Strategic Plan 2013- 2020 guides Tobacco Control activity and schedules. Through the Health Communication and Health Promotion Department, there is a some Communication Strategy that addresses Tobacco Education in all target groups and utilizes a medium that is suitable for each target group and the regions in which they live. The materials and information can be uplifted from the Ministry of Public Health. As mandated by the Health Facilities Licensing Act and the Ministerial Decree from the Ministry of Education, all Health Facilities and Education Facilities must be 100% smoke free. The Ministry of Public Health also has a Smoke Free Environments Program. At the moment it is a voluntary program and participants enter into it by choice. A declaration that is certified by the Minister of Public Health is presented to them along with Smoke Free Environments Signs. Assistance is also available for developing enforcement and penalty strategies that are suitable. The Ministry of Public Health is in the process of reviewing the terms of reference for a Cessation Strategy to assist current smokers who are interested in quitting. This activity is being facilitated by the Chronic Diseases Unit, Pan American Health Organization and Guyana Chest Society (This is an NGO that works with the Ministry of Health in Tobacco Control activities through collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Clinic). The Integrated Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases: Strategic Plan 2013- 2020 guides Tobacco Control activity and schedules. Through the Health Communication and Health Promotion Department, there is a some Communication Strategy that addresses Tobacco Education in all target groups and utilizes a medium that is suitable for each target group and the regions in which they live. The materials and information can be uplifted from the Ministry of Public Health. As mandated by the Health Facilities Licensing Act and the Ministerial Decree from the Ministry of Education, all Health Facilities and Education Facilities must be 100% smoke free. The Ministry of Public Health also has a Smoke Free Environments Program. At the moment it is a voluntary program and participants enter into it by choice. A declaration that is certified by the Minister of Public Health is presented to them along with Smoke Free Environments Signs. Assistance is also available for developing enforcement and penalty strategies that are suitable. The Ministry of Public Health is in the process of reviewing the terms of reference for a Cessation Strategy to assist current smokers who are interested in quitting. This activity is being facilitated by the Chronic Diseases Unit, Pan American Health Organization and Guyana Chest Society (This is an NGO that works with the Ministry of Health in Tobacco Control activities through collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Clinic). WHO Region of the Americas
Honduras La ratificación en Honduras del Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco de la OMS y la Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación son productos del compromiso que el IHADFA tiene con el Estado de Honduras para lo cual permanentemente ha fomentado la concientización sobre las tácticas de la industria tabacalera y la necesidad de evitar la interferencia de la industria tabacalera en la toma de decisiones; y ha evitado establecer asociaciones o acuerdos voluntarios con la industria tabacalera y no se han concedido incentivos, privilegios, beneficios o exenciones fiscales preferenciales a la industria tabacalera para establecer o dirigir sus negocios; etc. La ratificación en Honduras del Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco de la OMS y la Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación contienen los articulados relativos a la protección de las políticas de salud pública relativas al control del tabaco contra los intereses comerciales y otros intereses creados de la industria tabacalera y a la facilitación del acceso del público, conforme a lo prescrito en el artículo 12(c), a una amplia variedad de información sobre las actividades de la industria tabacalera que revista interés para el objetivo del Convenio, disponible como fuente de información pública lo cual garantiza que en Honduras se cumpla con dichas disposiciones jurídicas. La ratificación en Honduras del Convenio Marco para el Control del Tabaco de la OMS y la Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación contienen los articulados relativos a la protección de las políticas de salud pública relativas al control del tabaco contra los intereses comerciales y otros intereses creados de la industria tabacalera y a la facilitación del acceso del público, conforme a lo prescrito en el artículo 12(c), a una amplia variedad de información sobre las actividades de la industria tabacalera que revista interés para el objetivo del Convenio, disponible como fuente de información pública lo cual garantiza que en Honduras se cumpla con dichas disposiciones jurídicas. WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary No further steps have been made in the implementation of Article 5.3. No further steps have been made in the implementation of Article 5.3. No further steps have been made in the implementation of Article 5.3. WHO European Region
Iceland Comprehensive tobacco control law that include display ban on tobacco trademarks and ban on any form of media coverage of individual products for other purposes than to warn of their harmful effects. http://eng.velferdarraduneyti.is/acts-of-Parliament/nr/19484 (act 7) Comprehensive tobacco control law that include display ban on tobacco trademarks and ban on any form of media coverage of individual products for other purposes than to warn of their harmful effects. http://eng.velferdarraduneyti.is/acts-of-Parliament/nr/19484 (act 7) Comprehensive tobacco control law that include display ban on tobacco trademarks and ban on any form of media coverage of individual products for other purposes than to warn of their harmful effects. http://eng.velferdarraduneyti.is/acts-of-Parliament/nr/19484 (act 7) WHO European Region
India In view of the huge human and economic loss to the country on account of tobacco use, a comprehensive legislation was adopted by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in 2003 which prohibits advertising/promotion and regulates production, supply and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Further, the enabling Rules and regulations have been notified under the framework of the tobacco control legislation thus insulating them from any commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry In view of the huge human and economic loss to the country on account of tobacco use, a comprehensive legislation was adopted by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in 2003 which prohibits advertising/promotion and regulates production, supply and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Further, the enabling Rules and regulations have been notified under the framework of the tobacco control legislation thus insulating them from any commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry In view of the huge human and economic loss to the country on account of tobacco use, a comprehensive legislation was adopted by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in 2003 which prohibits advertising/promotion and regulates production, supply and distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Further, the enabling Rules and regulations have been notified under the framework of the tobacco control legislation thus insulating them from any commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) These activities are banned in our laws and regulation. We have some of corresponding letters from the Ministry of Health to the Minister of Industry and Minister of Interior on these issues. Warning them about obligation on TI interferences. Generally, public access is available through the internet and mass medias about the activities of tobacco industries, but even the government has not a wide access to their activities. Generally, public access in available through the internet and mass medias about the activities of tobacco industries, but even the government has not a wide access to their activities. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq Actually the ministry of health adopt warning policy for decision makers,partners of other ministries and publics from tobacco industry interference, through meetings, symposium, and lectures in most of national activities. As a part of educational program aimed to aware people about tobacco hazards, we concentrated on the false and misleading means of tobacco production companies and the harmful chemicals of these industries. The tobacco control act and its instructions modified the standard specification of tobacco product to provide the maximum protection to the public and requiring tobacco companies to reduce the damage to the lowest possible level in their products. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ireland One of the recommendations in Tobacco Free Ireland is to: Take steps to ensure that all government officials, employees of state agencies and members of any government branch (executive, legislative and judiciary) responsible for setting and implementing tobacco control policies and protecting those policies against tobacco industry interests are aware of their obligations under article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC and are aware of the Guidelines developed to assist in meeting these obligations. One of the recommendations in Tobacco Free Ireland is to: Take steps to ensure that all government officials, employees of state agencies and members of any government branch (executive, legislative and judiciary) responsible for setting and implementing tobacco control policies and protecting those policies against tobacco industry interests are aware of their obligations under article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC and are aware of the Guidelines developed to assist in meeting these obligations - p.34 A key recommendation in Tobacco Free Ireland is to : Take steps to ensure that all government officials, employees of state agencies and members of any government branch (executive,legislative and judiciary) responsible for setting and implementing tobacco control policies and protecting those policies against tobacco industry interests are aware of their obligations under article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC and are aware of the Guidelines developed to assist in meeting these obligations - p.34 WHO European Region
Israel A yearly report by the Ministry of Health to the parliament and the public on Tobacco control situation in Israel includes data and examples in several different chapters about the tobacco industry interference, and also about the industry expanses on advertisement and direct mailing. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Italy Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Jamaica The Ministry of Health and Wellness has taken steps to ensure that the Tobacco Industry does not influence public health policies . We continue to sensitize Government Officials in relation to tobacco industry interference through workshops and presentations regarding the activities of the industry, which may be deemed as masking corporate social responsibility. The Ministry of Health has taken steps to ensure that the Tobacco Industry does not influence public health policies . We continue to sensitize Government Officials in relation to tobacco industry interference through workshops and presentations regarding the activities of the industry, which are sometimes masked as corporate social responsibility. The Ministry of Health has taken steps to ensure that Tobacco Industry does not participate in public health policies related to Tobacco Control. Government Officials were sensitized in relation to tobacco industry interference through workshops and presentations regarding the activities of the industry masked as corporate social responsibility. They were also sensitized in relation to Jamaicas obligations under Article 5.3 of the FCTC. WHO Region of the Americas
Japan With reference to C121, commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry have been appropriately regulated in Japan by Articles 197.1-197.4, Article 198 of the Penal Code, Articles 21-22.9 of the Political Funds Control Act. With reference to C121, commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry have been appropriately regulated in Japan by Articles 197.1-197.4, Article 198 of the Penal Code, Articles 21-22.9 of the Political Funds Control Act. With reference to C121, commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry have been appropriately regulated in Japan by Articles 197.1-197.4, Article 198 of the Penal Code, Articles 21-22.9 of the Political Funds Control Act. WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan Answer not provided تم وضع دلائل ارشادية للاردن بالتعاون مع منظمة الصحة العالمية للمادة 5.3 وتم تعميها على الجهات المعنية ويتم متابعتها من قبل وزارة الصحة وقد تم التعميم على كافة الوزارات والمؤسسات بمنع التعامل مع شركات التبغ وعدم قبول الهبات والرعاية الخاصة والتدريب ،ويمنع الرعاية والترويج والاعلان تم وضع دلائل ارشادية للاردن بالتعاون مع منظمة الصحة العالمية للمادة 5.3 وتم تعميها على الجهات المعنية ويتم متابعتها من قبل وزارة الصحة WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan В соответствии с Приказом Республики Казахстан № 655 от 02.09 2015 г. производитель, импортер табачных изделий ежегодно представляют отчет о результатах лабораторных исследований по предельно допустимому содержанию никотина и смолистых веществ во всех марках табака и табачных изделий, ингредиентах табачных изделий, которые они выпускали или намерены выпускать, продавали или распространяли иным образом в предшествующие двенадцать месяцев на территории Республики Казахстан Answer not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Kenya The Ministry of Health would have an inventory of the reports from Tobacco Industry and this would be accessible to the public upon request. Maybe in the recommendations we could in future establish a repository that can be readily available for access to the public. The Ministry of Health would have an inventory of the reports from Tobacco Industry and this would be accessible to the public upon request. Maybe in the recommendations we could in future establish a repository that can be readily available for access to the public. The Ministry of Health would have an inventory of the reports from Tobacco Industry and this would be accessible to the public upon request. Maybe in the recommendations we could in future establish a repository that can be readily available for access to the public. WHO African Region
Kiribati Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait تفادي الدخول في شراكات او اتفاقات مع دوائر صناعة التبغ، كما يمنع على المسؤولين الرسميين في وزارة الصحة من التعامل مع دوائر صناعة التبغ، كما لم تمنح ميزات او فوائد لدوائر التبغ من اجل ادارة عملها Answer not provided The awareness activities are continous all year with collaboration between different sectors includin MOE and MOI WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kyrgyzstan Report not provided Report not provided Статья 4. Национального Закона КР по борьбе против табака включает: Основными принципами государственной политики в сфере защиты здоровья граждан от вредного воздействия табака являются: - политическая приверженность делу разработки и определения государственной политики и государственной стратегии в области охраны здоровья граждан от вредного воздействия табака, выбора приоритета жизни и здоровья граждан по отношению к производству табака и его реализации; Согласно статье 5 Государство гарантирует: - обеспечение доступа ко всем видам медико-санитарной помощи в организациях здравоохранения лицам, занятым в табачной отрасли, в соответствии с законодательством об охране здоровья граждан; - создание условий для повышения уровня информированности граждан Кыргызской Республики о последствиях потребления табака для здоровья и воздействия табачного дыма на окружающих. Статья 15 Национального Закона КР, в целях защиты здоровья граждан от вредного воздействия табака и регулирования потребления табачных изделий запрещает: - организовывать культурно-массовые мероприятия, публичные акции и конкурсы в целях увеличения объема продаж табачных изделий; - спонсорство культурно-спортивных, оздоровительных мероприятий как местными, так и иностранными табачными компаниями; - проведение местными и иностранными табачными фирмами или совместными предприятиями культурно-спортивных, оздоровительных мероприятий, каких-либо конкурсов, дискотек… - все виды прямой и косвенной рекламы табака и табачных изделий на территории Кыргызской Республики (вступила в силу с 1 апреля 2009 года); Запущена новая версия информационного сайта для населения: www.help.kg WHO European Region
Lao People's Democratic Republic The Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion, the Ministry of Health with support from WHO organized advocacy meetings for Director Generals/Deputy Director Generals and technical staff from the Ministries of Health, Industry and Commerce, Finance, Planning and Investment, Defense and Prime Ministers Office. The meetings used WHO guidelines on implementation of WHO FCTC article 5.3 with specific examples of tobacco industry interference tactics like lobby policy makers in delaying the implementation of health warning regulations and negotiate with related tax officials for paying low tobacco excise tax. This is to ensure that the participants understand the tobacco interference tactics, conflict of interests and avoid future interference. Matters on avoiding partnership are also discussed; for example, the government should not renew the current Investment License Agreement-ILA (Joint venture) with the Lao Tobacco Companies once it comes to an end in 2626. The Health Minister approved health sector code of conduct in 2018 based on the WHO FCTC article 5.3 implementation guidelines. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Latvia Answer not provided In 2016 the Procedure against lobbying was approved in the Ministry of Health. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Lebanon A focal point was created in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance, to serve as an information source and firewall between the state-owner tobacco monopoly and the Ministry of Public Health and other tobacco control advocates A focal point was created in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance, to serve as an information source and firewall between the state-owner tobacco monopoly and the Ministry of Public Health and other tobacco control advocates A focal point was created in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance, to serve as an information source and firewall between the state-owner tobacco monopoly and the Ministry of Public Health and other tobacco control advocates WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lesotho Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Liberia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Libya تم انشاء موقع خاص لبرنامج مكافحة التدخين على شبكة المعلومات الدولية www.tcpl.ly تم خلاله اتاحة جميع الوثائق كل المعلومات المتعلقة بالموضوع تم انشاء موقع خاص لبرنامج مكافحة التدخين على شبكة المعلومات الدولية www.tcpl.ly تم خلاله اتاحة جميع الوثائق كل المعلومات المتعلقة بالموضوع تم انشاء موقع خاص لبرنامج مكافحة التدخين على شبكة المعلومات الدولية www.tcpl.ly تم خلاله اتاحة جميع الوثائق كل المعلومات المتعلقة بالموضوع WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Luxembourg Mise à jour de linformation à destination du publique (2019): http://www.sante.public.lu/fr/prevention/tabac/ http://www.sante.public.lu/fr/prevention/tabac/ Answer not provided WHO European Region
Madagascar information auprès du public sur limportance de la protection de la santé publique information auprès du public sur limportance de la protection de la santé publique appui technique et financier par lUNION sur larticle 5.3 WHO African Region
Malaysia Information about industry tactics disseminated to all Ministries. Examples of the tactics were presented during the FCTC Steering Committee Meeting chaired by Minister of Health. Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Maldives Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Mali Chaque année des caravanes de sensibilisation à travers les grandes villes sur les méfait du tabac. Des spots passent à travers les médias Chaque année des caravanes de sensibilisation à travers les grandes villes sur les méfait du tabac. Des spots passent à travers les médias Chaque année des caravanes de sensibilisation à travers les grandes villes sur les méfait du tabac. Des spots passent à travers les médias WHO African Region
Malta Administrative policies and work ethics prohibit any conflict. Administrative policies and work ethics prohibit any conflict. Administrative policies and work ethics prohibit any conflict. WHO European Region
Marshall Islands Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Mauritania La loi 2020-018 du 18 Juin 2018 Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mauritius The setting up of the Tobacco Control Unit at the Ministry is a clear indication of the initiatives adopted by Management to implement public health policies and tobacco control initiatives which are in line with the provisions of the WHO FCTC. Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC is also closely adhered to whereby the vested interest of the Tobacco Industry is being monitored and never allowed to interfere with the policies and tobacco control initiatives of the Ministry The setting up of the Tobacco Control Unit at the level of the Ministry is a clear indication of the management initiatives to adopt and implement public health policies in line with the WHO FCTC whereby the vested interest of the Tobacco Industry is never allowed to Interfere in the management and control of tobacco initiatives in general. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mexico En México existe una ley de transparencia y acceso a la información pública que promueve y regula las bases para impulsar la transparencia y una ley federal de responsabilidades administrativas de los servidores públicos que establecen desde hace años la normatividad para garantizar el adecuado ejercicio de los servidores públicos. Asimismo, la administración del gobierno federal que inició funciones en diciembre de 2018, publicó en mayo de 2019 un Código de Ética de las personas servidoras públicas del Gobierno Federal, que promueve principios como la legalidad en el cumplimiento del servicio público. En México existe una ley de transparencia y acceso a la información pública que promueve y regula las bases para impulsar la transparencia y una ley federal de responsabilidades administrativas de los servidores públicos que establecen desde hace años la normatividad para garantizar el adecuado ejercicio de los servidores públicos. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) Protecting of public health policies are included in the code of conduct for the government employees and leaders working of the government especially the health employees. There is an attempt to post information on tobacco industry activities in the health webpage for general public use. Protecting of public health policies are included in the code of conduct for the government employees and leaders working of the government especially the health employees. There is an attempt to post information on tobacco industry activities in the health webpage for general public use. Protecting of public health policies are included in the code of conduct for the government employees and leaders working of the government especially the health employees. The is an attempt to post information on tobacco industry activities in the health webpage for general public use. WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia State Policy on Tobacco control reflected in the law on Tobacco control. State Policy on Tobacco control reflected in the law on Tobacco control. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro We provided that tobacco industry can not finance any activity related to the protection of public health (activities of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation). Additionally, it is forbidden any covert promotion of tobacco industry sponsorship and public events by the manufacturer or retailer of tobacco products. The Law prohibits the sale of any products which imitate tobacco products or containing names (logos) of tobacco products or tobacco companies. Workshops are continuously being implemented in Montenegro with the aim of informing and improving the knowledge of tobacco industry tactics. There is no involvement of the tobacco industry in decision-making, no partnerships or voluntary agreements with the tobacco industry, nor the influence of the tobacco industry on public officials. The state does not provide privileges to the tobacco industry, but additionally taxes it through specific taxes. We provided that tobacco industry can not finance any activity related to the protection of public health (activities of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation). Additionally, it is forbidden any covert promotion of tobacco industry sponsorship and public events by the manufacturer or retailer of tobacco products. The Law prohibits the sale of any products which imitate tobacco products or containing names (logos) of tobacco products or tobacco companies. We provided that tobacco industry can not finance any activity related to the protection of public health (activities of promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation). Additionally, it is forbidden any covert promotion of tobacco industry sponsorship and public events by the manufacturer or retailer of tobacco products. The Law prohibits the sale of any products which imitate tobacco products or containing names (logos) of tobacco products or tobacco companies. WHO European Region
Myanmar The Tobacco Control Cell under Public Health Division of Department of Public Health organized a National Workshop on Countering Tobacco Industry Interference with the objective of raising awareness of governmental and non-governmental organizations. The information regarding the tobacco industry activities is not much available yet in Myanmar. The Tobacco Control Cell under Public Health Division of Department of Public Health organized a National Workshop on Countering Tobacco Industry Interference with the objective of raising awareness of governmental and non-governmental organizations. The information regarding the tobacco industry activities is not much available yet in Myanmar. The Tobacco Control Cell under Public Health Division of Department of Health organized a National Workshop on Countering Tobacco Industry Interference with the objective of raising awareness of governmental and non-governmental organizations. In collaboration with various partners, the Tobacco Control Cell is developing the guidelines and regulations on the protection of public health policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry, based on the guidelines of Article 5.3 and discussions and recommendations from the above workshop. The information regarding the tobacco industry activities is not much available yet in Myanmar. WHO South-East Asia Region
Namibia The Act provides for the protection of public health and bans public smoking in all areas. The IEC Unit currently serves as a repository for such information but there is need for a resource centre. Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nauru Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Nepal The Ministry of Health and Population has never included the tobacco industry or any sector perceived to be in favor of the industry in its meetings. The Regulation states that any nominated member of the Committee “found to be involved directly or indirectly in the manufacture, import, export or sales and marketing of tobacco products” may be removed from his or her post. The Ministry of Health has never included the tobacco industry or any sector perceived to be in favor of the industry in its meetings. The Regulation states that any nominated member of the Committee “found to be involved directly or indirectly in the manufacture, import, export or sales and marketing of tobacco products” may be removed from his or her post. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Netherlands There is a website available to the public where ministries can publish documents that refer to contact that was needed with representatives of the Tobacco industry for ensuring proper implementing of the law, or unsolicited letters ministries receive from the industry. The webpage is: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/roken/inhoud/transparant-over-contact-tabaksindustrie. There is a website available to the public where ministries can publish documents that refer to contact that was needed with representatives of the Tobacco industry for ensuring proper implementing of the law, or unsolicited letters ministries receive from the industry. The webpage is: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/roken/inhoud/transparant-over-contact-tabaksindustrie. There is a website available to the public where ministries can publish documents that refer to contact that was needed with representatives of the Tobacco industry for ensuring proper implementing of the law, or unsolicited letters ministries receive from the industry. The webpage is: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/roken/inhoud/transparant-over-contact-tabaksindustrie. WHO European Region
New Zealand The Ministry of Health maintains a publicly available register of all meetings it has with the tobacco industry. It provides dates of meetings, who attended and the topics discussed. These meetings have become increasingly rare. See: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/tobacco-control/who-framework-convention-tobacco-control/meetings-tobacco-industry-representatives The Ministry of Health maintains a publicly available register of all meetings it has with the tobacco industry. It provides dates of meetings, who attended and the topics discussed. These meetings have become increasingly rare. See: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/tobacco-control/who-framework-convention-tobacco-control/meetings-tobacco-industry-representatives The Ministry of Health maintains a publicly available register of meetings it has with the tobacco industry. It provides dates of meetings, who attended and the topics discussed. Such meetings have become increasingly rare. See: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/tobacco-control/who-framework-convention-tobacco-control/meetings-tobacco-industry-representatives WHO Western Pacific Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Nigeria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Niue Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Norway Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Oman لا يوجد لا يوجد لا يوجد WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan For the time being, there are no measures in place requiring that that the public has access, either in accordance with Article 12(c) to a wide range of information on tobacco industry activities relevant to the objectives of the Convention, or to the minutes or information about meetings between Government officials and tobacco industry representatives. For the time being, there are no measures in place requiring that that the public has access, either in accordance with Article 12(c) to a wide range of information on tobacco industry activities relevant to the objectives of the Convention, or to the minutes or information about meetings between Government officials and tobacco industry representatives. Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama Han fomentado la concientización sobre las tácticas de la industria tabacalera y la necesidad de evitar la interferencia de la industria tabacalera en la toma de decisiones: Este proceso se realiza a través de: redes sociales, medios masivos de comunicación, página web www.panamalibredetabaco.com, capacitaciones, talleres regionales y subregionales (región de las Américas), sensibilización directa a tomadores de decisión e influenciadores, jornadas nacionales de intercambio de información, videos educativos. Ver www.panamalibredetabaco.com Han evitado establecer asociaciones o acuerdos voluntarios con la industria tabacalera. Panamá NO tiene acuerdos voluntarios con la industria tabacalera. Han establecido medidas para limitar la interacción de los funcionarios públicos con la industria tabacalera, incluso en la forma de un código de conducta: Si en la Resolución y en el Decreto que crean la Comisión Nacional de Control de Tabaco y el Consejo Nacional para la Salud Sin Tabaco, respectivamente se establecen parámetros de relacionamiento con la industria tabacalera, de conformidad con las disposiciones de las directrices del artículo 5.3. El MINSA ha sido demandado en 9 ocasiones por la industria tabacalera (IT). Contamos con nueve fallos a favor del MINSA. Siete de estas demandas han sido presentadas ante la Sala Tercera de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de lo Contencioso Administrativo y dos ante el pleno de la Corte Suprema de Justicia por inconstitucionalidad. De igual forma, el MINSA ha recibido dos habeas data de la Sala Tercera de la Corte Suprema de Justicia solicitando acceso a la información metodológica de la EMTA y sobre el procedimiento de objeción del empaquetado. En ambos casos, se atendió el requerimiento. Ambos habeas datas fueron presentados por la British American Tobacco, Panamá. En el punto C11.6 se indicó que el Pleno de la Corte Suprema de Justicia falló a favor del MINSA con respecto a dos amparos de garantías constitucionales acumulados. A la fecha el Ministerio de Salud de Panamá ha sido demandado ante la Corte Suprema de Justicia en nueve ocasiones por la industria tabacalera, de las cuales ocho ya cuentan con los fallos de este ente de justicia los cuales han sido favorable a las medidas aplicadas por el MINSA: ¥ Demanda interpuesta por la British American Tobacco Panamá (BAT) al Decreto Ejecutivo 230 de mayo de 2008, mediante el que se reglamenta la Ley 13 de Enero de 2008. ¥ Demanda de la BAT a la Nota No. 1277-DGS, mediante la cual se proscribe el diseño de la cajetilla de Kool Click On por considerarlo publicidad subliminal. ¥ Demanda de inconstitucionalidad realizada por la BAT al Decreto Ejecutivo 611 de 3 de junio de 2010 ¥ Tres demandas de ilegalidad interpuestas por la BAT, Philip Morris y Obrigada Panamá, Habanos Panamá SA y GR Internacional, al Decreto Ejecutivo 611 de 3 de junio de 2010 mediante la cual se prohíbe la exhibición de los productos de tabaco en los puntos de venta. ¥ Una demanda de inconstitucionalidad por la emisión de las Resoluciones No. 0120 y 0125 de enero de 2017 en las cuales se indica la prohibición del uso de los términos red, blue y menthol en cajetillas de Viceroy y Kool. ¥ Una demanda de inconstitucionalidad por la emisión de la Resolución No. 0733 de marzo de 2017 que establece la prohibición del uso del término freezing point en las cajetillas de productos de tabaco. ¥ Un amparo de garantías constitucionales interpuesto por la BAT, que aún pendiente de dictamen por la Corte Suprema de Justicia. Otras experiencias se presentan en el documento adjunto: INTERFERENCIA DE LA INDUSTRIA - EMPAQUETADO SENCILLO. http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Documentos.htm El MINSA ha sido demandado en 6 ocasiones por la industria tabacalera (IT). Contamos con seis fallos a favor del MINSA. Cinco de estas demandas han sido presentadas ante la Sala Tercera de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de lo Contencioso Administrativo y una ante el pleno de la Corte Suprema de Justicia por inconstitucionalidad. De igual forma, el MINSA ha recibido dos habeas data de la Sala Tercera de la Corte Suprema de Justicia solicitando acceso a la información metodológica de la EMTA y sobre el procedimiento de objeción del empaquetado. En ambos casos, se atendió el requerimiento. Ambos habeas datas fueron presentados por la British American Tobacco, Panama. Se referencia en el punto C11.6 el Pleno de la Corte Suprema de Justicia fallo a favor del MINSA con respecto a dos amparos de garantías constitucionales acumulados. Adicionalmente, se mantiene pendiente de resolver un amparo de garantías constitucionales. Otras experiencias se presentan en el documento adjunto: INTERFERENCIA DE LA INDUSTRIA - EMPAQUETADO SENCILLO. http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Documentos.htm El MINSA ha sido demandado en 5 ocasiones por la industria tabacalera (IT). Contamos con tres fallos a favor del MINSA, un demanda no admitida por la Sala Tercera de la Corte Suprema de Justicia y otras 2 demandas han sido acumuladas en una sola, debido a que estaban relacionadas con la prohibición de exhibir los productos de tabaco en los puntos de venta (2). El Ministerio de Salud ha rendido su posición mediante informes de conducta, ante la Sala Tercera de la Corte Suprema de Justicia y estamos a la espera de fallo. De igual forma, el MINSA ha recibido dos habeas data de la Sala Tercera de la Corte Suprema de Justicia solicitando acceso a la información metodológica de la EMTA y sobre el procedimiento de objeción del empaquetado. En ambos casos, se atendió el requerimiento. Ambos habeas datas fueron presentados por la British American Tobacco, Panama. El país ha sido objeto de fuerte cabildeo expresado mediante notas de la Cámara de Comercio de USA (2010) y de Panamá (2010 y 2011) cuestionando y solicitando la revocatoria de la prohibición de exhibición de productos de tabaco en puntos de venta. La medida se está aplicando con éxito. Situación similar se dio por parte de la Embajada de Inglaterra en Panamá, se tramitaron cartas hacia la Cancillería del mencionado Estado Parte. Esta interferencia a las políticas de control de tabaco fue denunciada por las ONG´s internacionales para apoyar a Panamá. March 15, 2012 8:13 pm. UK diplomat accused of tobacco lobbying By Kiran Stacey and Rose Jacobs A senior British diplomat has been accused of breaking UK and international health guidelines by lobbying his host government on behalf of a tobacco company, in a sign of the ethical dilemmas thrown up by the foreign office drive to promote British industry abroad. The Financial Times has obtained a letter written by Michael John Holloway, UK ambassador to Panama, in which he raises concern over the “alarming growth” of contraband cigarettes and the “critical situation” this has caused for British American Tobacco, which he describes as “one of the most important British companies”. The full article can be found at: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9e142628-6de5-11e1-b98d-00144feab49a.html Campañas de la IT con gerentes de bares y restaurantes para incentivar espacios para fumadores, identificando en cada local que áreas pueden ser utilizadas “SIN VIOLAR LA LEY 13 DE 2008”. Uso de la figura humana como objeto promocional y/o publicitario, aplicación de sanciones. En el 2011 la IT realiza capacitación a periodista de Centroamérica con la finalidad de desacreditar la efectividad de la implementación del CMCT en Panamá, aduciendo que no ha disminuido la prevalencia de consumo y que se incrementó del contrabando. Con ello busca frenar las gestiones nacionales y de otros países de LA para el incremento de impuestos, tal es el caso de Costa Rica. Panamá se presenta ante el Senado Tico a confrontar esta estrategia de la IT, se aprobó la Ley en Costa Rica y no se han disminuido los impuestos en Panamá. Exhibición de documentales en televisión y/o prensa escrita sobre producción de cigarros en algunos países, lo que implica llamados de atención por parte del MINSA por incumplimiento de la prohibición de la PPP. Un tema que continua sin resolver es la exhibición del acto de fumar por actores o actrices en películas de cine, cable o televisión nacional, así como el uso de las redes sociales para publicitar y vender productos de tabaco. La IT trató de obtener cita con autoridades individuales, violentando la disposición del MINSA que indica que solamente la Comisión Nacional para el Estudio del Tabaquismo es la llamada a atender todos los temas relacionados con el control de Tabaco. Este procedimiento no se logro violentar y la IT fue atendida por la Comisión. Interferencia de la IT en procesos legislativos como es el caso del actual proyecto que se encuentra en la Comisión de Salud de la Asamblea Nacional de Diputados que aborda el empaquetado sencillo, la regulación de contenidos y emisiones, divulgación de la información y endurecimiento de la prohibición de fumar en espacios donde haya concurrencia de personas. Otras experiencias se presentan en el documento adjunto: INTERFERENCIA DE LA INDUSTRIA TABACALERA . http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Documentos.htm WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay El gobierno esta en contra de la Interferencia de la IT pero siguen gozando de mucha influencia política en nuestro país Estamos en proceso de elaboración de código de ética Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Peru Answer not provided El Perú existe un Código del Consumidor, que obliga a dar información al consumidor. Difusión la Ley N° 29517; que modifica la Ley N° 28705, Ley General para la prevención y control de riesgos del consumo de Tabaco para adecuarse al Convenio Marco de la Organización Mundial de la Salud para el control de Tabaco. Fortalecimiento del espacio multisectorial articulador “Grupo multisectorial para la implementación del CMCT” seis reuniones por año, con participación de 11 sectores del Estado Peruano El Perú existe un Código del Consumidor, que obliga a dar información al consumidor. WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines The Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Department of Health (DOH) issued the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2010-01: Protection of the Bureaucracy Against Tobacco Industry on June 26, 2010. Said policy covers all government officials and employees, regardless of status. It prohibits unnecessary interaction between the government and the tobacco industry except when strictly necessary for the supervision, regulation and control of the industry. The Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Department of Health (DOH) issued the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2010-01 dated June 26, 2010 entitled "Protection of the Bureaucracy Against Tobacco Industry Interference," which is an administrative measure intended to implement Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC. The Department of Health and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2010-01 dated June 26, 2010 on "Protection of the Bureaucracy Against Tobacco Industry Interference". The JMC adopted the guidelines set forth by the WHO-FCTC in implementing Article 5.3. A SWAT Sub-committee on Article 5.3 was established headed by the Civil Service Commission to coordinate efforts in protecting public health policies from tobacco industry interests. Tobacco Industry interference is monitored and reported to the Sub-committee. WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland In line with art 5.3 FCTC Polish Ministry of Health in January 2018 send official latter to all Medical Universities in Poland and inform that in future work on any tobacco control legislations aspects will not consider scientific evidence with preparations was financed by tobacco industry. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Portugal Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Qatar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea In accordance with Code of Conduct for Public Officials (Presidential Decree), it addresses the government officials’ conduct in general. It prohibits officer to receive all sorts of treats from any individual or organization that will get advantages or disadvantages as a direct result of decision or implementation of government policies or public projects (defined in Article 2.1(g)) as well as encourages impartially performing their tasks. In accordance with Code of Conduct for Public Officials (Presidential Decree), it addresses the government officials’ conduct in general. It prohibits officer to receive all sorts of treats from any individual or organization that will get advantages or disadvantages as a direct result of decision or implementation of government policies or public projects (defined in Article 2.1(g)) as well as encourages impartially performing their tasks. In accordance with Code of Conduct for Public Officials (Presidential Decree), it addresses the government officials’ conduct in general. It prohibits officer to receive all sorts of treats from any individual or organization that will get advantages or disadvantages as a direct result of decision or implementation of government policies or public projects (defined in Article 2.1(g)) as well as encourages impartially performing their tasks. WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova The new Tobacco Control Law adopted in 2015 contain provisions for protecting public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry and to exclude conflict of interest for public servants. The new Tobacco Control Law adopted in 2015 contain provisions for protecting public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry and to exclude conflict of interest for public servants. The new Tobacco Control Law adopted in 2015 contain provisions for protecting public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry and to exclude conflict of interest for public servants. WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Согласно пункту 6 статьи 2 Федерального закона от 23.02.2013 № 15-ФЗ "табачные организации - юридические лица независимо от организационно-правовой формы, осуществляющие производство, перемещение через таможенную границу Евразийского экономического союза (далее - Союз) или через Государственную границу Российской Федерации с государствами - членами Союза табачной продукции, либо организации, признаваемые в соответствии с законодательством Российской Федерации аффилированными лицами этих юридических лиц, дочерние и зависимые организации, объединения таких лиц, а также организации, созданные такими лицами. В целях настоящего Федерального закона к табачным организациям приравниваются индивидуальные предприниматели, осуществляющие производство, перемещение через таможенную границу Союза или через Государственную границу Российской Федерации с государствами - членами Союза табачной продукции.". Согласно статье 8 Федерального закона от 23.02.2013 № 15-ФЗ "Взаимодействие органов государственной власти и органов местного самоуправления с табачными организациями": 1. При взаимодействии с индивидуальными предпринимателями, юридическими лицами в сфере охраны здоровья граждан от воздействия окружающего табачного дыма и последствий потребления табака органы государственной власти и органы местного самоуправления обязаны обеспечить подотчетность и прозрачность такого взаимодействия. 2. Взаимодействие органов государственной власти и органов местного самоуправления с табачными организациями по вопросам, являющимся предметом регулирования настоящего Федерального закона, должно осуществляться публично, и обращения табачных организаций, направляемые в письменной форме или в форме электронных документов, и ответы на эти обращения подлежат размещению на официальных сайтах органов государственной власти и органов местного самоуправления в информационно-телекоммуникационной сети "Интернет". Report not provided Согласно пункту 6 статьи 2 19 Федерального закона от 23.02.2013 "табачные организации - юридические лица независимо от организационно-правовой формы, осуществляющие производство, перемещение через таможенную границу Таможенного союза в рамках ЕврАзЭС или через Государственную границу Российской Федерации с государствами - членами Таможенного союза в рамках ЕврАзЭС табачной продукции, либо организации, признаваемые в соответствии с законодательством Российской Федерации аффилированными лицами этих юридических лиц, дочерние и зависимые организации, объединения таких лиц, а также организации, созданные такими лицами. В целях настоящего Федерального закона к табачным организациям приравниваются индивидуальные предприниматели, осуществляющие производство, перемещение через таможенную границу Таможенного союза в рамках ЕврАзЭС или через Государственную границу Российской Федерации с государствами - членами Таможенного союза в рамках ЕврАзЭС табачной продукции". Согласно статье 8 Федерального закона от 23.02.2013 "Взаимодействие органов государственной власти и органов местного самоуправления с табачными организациями": 1. При взаимодействии с индивидуальными предпринимателями, юридическими лицами в сфере охраны здоровья граждан от воздействия окружающего табачного дыма и последствий потребления табака органы государственной власти и органы местного самоуправления обязаны обеспечить подотчетность и прозрачность такого взаимодействия. 2. Взаимодействие органов государственной власти и органов местного самоуправления с табачными организациями по вопросам, являющимся предметом регулирования настоящего Федерального закона, должно осуществляться публично, и обращения табачных организаций, направляемые в письменной форме или в форме электронных документов, и ответы на эти обращения подлежат размещению на официальных сайтах органов государственной власти и органов местного самоуправления в информационно-телекоммуникационной сети "Интернет". WHO European Region
Rwanda Education & training: Different training have been conducted to improve knowledge, skills and competencies of CSOs and all ministries and line institution involved in tobacco control. Communication and public awareness: The Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Center organizes campaign using different channels of media and the industry tactics are discussed to improve knowledge on the above mentioned matters. In addition CSOs have been actively involved in conducting campaign on tobacco control issues. Car-Free Day mass sports: The recent innovative initiative of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with City of Kigali, Rwanda NCDs Alliance, Other CSOs and other stakeholders. Through this mass sports in city of Kigali and other provinces is used as an entry point to talk about NCDs risk factors prevention including tobacco. Education & training: Different training have been conducted to improve knowledge, skills and competencies of CSOs and all ministries and line institution involved in tobacco control. Communication and public awareness: The Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Center organizes campaign using different channels of media and the industry tactics are discussed to improve knowledge on the above mentioned matters. In addition CSOs have been actively involved in conducting campaign on tobacco control issues. Car-Free Day mass sports: The recent innovative initiative of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with City of Kigali, Rwanda NCDs Alliance, Other CSOs and other stakeholders. Through this mass sports in city of Kigali and other provinces is used as an entry point to talk about NCDs risk factors prevention including tobacco. Report not provided WHO African Region
Saint Kitts and Nevis Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Lucia Continued public awareness campaign to promote availability of information for decision making on public health issues associated with tobacco use. Additionally, increased availability of information on the impact of tobacco use based on the groups identified in the GYTS data. Two consecutive Anti-Tobacco Campaigns were conducted from 2017 - 2019 Continued public awareness campaign to promote availability of information for decision making on public health issues associated with tobacco use. Additionally, increased availability of information on the impact of tobacco use based on the groups identified in the GYTS data. Continued public awareness campaign to promote availability of information for decision making on public health issues associated with tobacco use WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Samoa 1. Ministry of Health is raise awareness and enforcement of the Tobacco Control Act 2008, and Samoa does not yet have a law that explicitly requires public servant to comply with Article 5.3 2. Partially covered under the Tobacco Control Act 2008 which prohibit any sponsoring of any activity by the Tobacco industry. 3. One of the activity at the FCTC 2030 project work plan 2020-2021 is to include 5.3 into a code of conduct for Public Service Commission Code of Conduct. 4. None has been granted. Administrative measures such as no smoking workplaces The tobacco industry is not allowed to sponsor any activities (this has been domesticated into legislation). Administrative measures such as no smoking workplaces The tobacco industry is not allowed to sponsor any activities (this has been put into legislation). WHO Western Pacific Region
San Marino Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sao Tome and Principe Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Saudi Arabia يمكن الإطلاع على اللائحة التنفيذية لنظام مكافحة التبغ According to the anti-smoking law , refer to the following link for details: https://boe.gov.sa/ShowPDF.aspx?filename=382c0ab9-91a0-4b54-86b2-8a429389dc9d.pdf According to the anti-smoking law , refer to the following link for details: https://boe.gov.sa/ShowPDF.aspx?filename=382c0ab9-91a0-4b54-86b2-8a429389dc9d.pdf WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal Déjà la loi interdit dans son article premier lingérence de lindustrie du tabac dans les politiques de santé. Le Programme national de Lutte contre le tabac protège la mise en œuvre des politiques de santé publique face aux intérêts commerciaux de l’industrie du tabac. Déjà la loi interdit dans son article premier lingérence de lindustrie du tabac dans les politiques de santé. Le Programme national de Lutte contre le tabac protège la mise en œuvre des politiques de santé publique face aux intérêts commerciaux de l’industrie du tabac. Le Programme de Lutte contre le tabac protège la mise en œuvre des politiques de santé publique face aux intérêts commerciaux de l’industrie du tabac. WHO African Region
Serbia Ministry of Health has a policy not to accept any kind of financial support from tobacco industry, such as donations, sponsorship or any kind of partnership. The previous Tobacco Control Strategy of the Republic of Serbia 2007-2015 in the article 4.4 "Financing tobacco control activities", emphasized that “by no means, partnership and direct funding from the tobacco industry for implementation of tobacco control activities will be accepted”. The same statement was included in draft version of the Strategy of Tobacco Control in Serbia 2016-2025. The Code of Procedure of the National Committee for Tobacco Control specifies that each member should sign the statement that there is no any conflict of interest regarding connection to tobacco industry. However, implementation of the Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC has not been included in any legal binding documents. There is a low awareness on tobacco industry tactics among policy makers, government and public, no legal measures to prevent partnerships with the tobacco industry, interaction of public officials with the tobacco industry nor preferences to the tobacco industry. Ministry of Health has a policy not to accept any kind of financial support from tobacco industry, such as donations, sponsorship or any kind of partnership. The previous Tobacco Control Strategy of the Republic of Serbia 2007-2015 in the article 4.4 "Financing tobacco control activities", emphasized that “by no means, partnership and direct funding from the tobacco industry for implementation of tobacco control activities will be accepted”. The same statement was included in draft version of the Strategy of Tobacco Control in Serbia 2016-2025. The Code of Procedure of the National Committee for Tobacco Control specifies that each member should sign the statement that there is no any conflict of interest regarding connection to tobacco industry. However, implementation of the Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC has not been included in any legal binding document and there is a low awareness of its nature among policy makers, government and public. Ministry of Health has a policy not to accept any kind of financial support from tobacco industry, such as donations, sponsorship or any kind of partnership. The previous Tobacco Control Strategy of the Republic of Serbia 2007-2015 in the article 4.4 "Financing tobacco control activities", emphasized that “by no means, partnership and direct funding from the tobacco industry for implementation of tobacco control activities will be accepted”. The same statement will be included in the Strategy of Tobacco Control 2016-2025. The Code of Procedure for the Tobacco Control Council and the National Committee for Tobacco Control specifies that each member should sign the statement that there is no any conflict of interest regarding connection to tobacco industry. Law on Advertising (2016) bans tobacco industry sponsorship of all media, programs, athletes, sport clubs, sport completions, as well as individuals who participate in these events. It is also banned for tobacco industry to sponsor children and minors, their activities, as well as activities intended for children or minors. WHO European Region
Seychelles A provision of Tobacco Control Act 2009 (Section 13) states that every manufacturer, importer or exporter of TP shall submit to the Board at the end of each quarter information on amount and selling price of TP, copies of outer packaging of units for sale, information on country from which TP were imported or exported, measures of constituents, etc. However, the related regulations are not yet issued A provision of Tobacco Control Act 2009 (Section 13) states that every manufacturer, importer or exporter of TP shall submit to the Board at the end of each quarter information on amount and selling price of TP, copies of outer packaging of units for sale, information on country from which TP were imported or exported, measures of constituents, etc. However, the related regulations are not yet issued A provision of Tobacco Control Act 2009 (Section 13) states that every manufacturer, importer or exporter of TP shall submit to the Board at the end of each quarter information on amount and selling price of TP, copies of outer packaging of units for sale, information on country from which TP were imported or exported, measures of constituents, etc. However, the related regulations are not yet issued WHO African Region
Sierra Leone Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Singapore Government wide Code of Conduct and internal guidelines for relevant agencies govern interaction with the tobacco industry. Government wide Code of Conduct and internal guidelines for relevant agencies govern interaction with the tobacco industry. Government wide Code of Conduct and internal guidelines for relevant agencies govern interaction with the tobacco industry. WHO Western Pacific Region
Slovakia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Slovenia Report not provided Civil Servants Act (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 63/07 - official consolidated text, 65/08 , 69/08 - ZTFI-A, 69/08 - IA-E and 40/12 - ZUJF): Article 100 (Carry out other activities and conflict of interest) (1) An official shall not engage in activities that: 1. The activity is contrary to the prohibition of competitive or competitive clauses in the law governing labor relations; 2. to carry out activities may affect the impartial performance of his duties; 3. The order of the activities may abuse the information to which it has access in the performance of duties in the service and which are not publicly available; 4. the provision of activities to the detriment of the reputation of the authority. (2) Prior to the official start up business, which it considers to be or could be in breach of the first paragraph of this Article shall be reported to the President. (3) on the activities referred to in the first paragraph of this article shall prohibit the official head of the order. (4) The duty of communication and limitations in this Article shall not apply to the activities of scientific and educational work, work in cultural, artistic, sports, humanitarian and other similar associations and organizations, working on the field of journalism and for membership and functioning of political parties. (5) Officials in positions of Director-General, the Secretary-General, head of the agency in the formation of a government office, heads of administrative units and the director of municipal administration or municipal secretary may not engage in gainful activity, except for scientific, research, education, art, journalism and culture activities. (6) Legal entities in which an official in the position specified in the fifth paragraph of this article, or his or her spouse, a relative in a straight line or a relative collaterally to the third degree more than 20%, not to deal with the body in which the officer works. Contract entered into in contravention of this Article shall be void. (7) An official who considers that he created a situation in which their personal interest may influence the impartial and objective performance of his duties and the circumstances in which cast doubt on his impartiality and objectivity, it must as soon as the light of the circumstances possible, inform the head and act in accordance with his instructions. The principal must in this case to ensure that the tasks are carried out legally, impartially and objectively and to check whether they were also performed. Law on Integrity and Prevention of Corruption (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 69/11 - official consolidated text): CHAPTERS:III. PROTECTION OF APPLICANTS, VIII. LOBBYING, IV. PREVENTING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND CONTROLS accepting gifts The Political Parties Act (Official Gazette of RS, no. 100/05 - official consolidated text, 103/07 , 99/13 and 46/14 ) Law on Elections and Referenda Campaigns Act (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 41/07 , 103/07 - ZPolS-D, 11/11 , 28/11 - odl. US and 98/13 ) Civil Servants Act (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 63/07 - official consolidated text, 65/08 , 69/08 - ZTFI-A, 69/08 - IA-E and 40/12 - ZUJF): Article 100 (Carry out other activities and conflict of interest) (1) An official shall not engage in activities that: 1. The activity is contrary to the prohibition of competitive or competitive clauses in the law governing labor relations; 2. to carry out activities may affect the impartial performance of his duties; 3. The order of the activities may abuse the information to which it has access in the performance of duties in the service and which are not publicly available; 4. the provision of activities to the detriment of the reputation of the authority. (2) Prior to the official start up business, which it considers to be or could be in breach of the first paragraph of this Article shall be reported to the President. (3) on the activities referred to in the first paragraph of this article shall prohibit the official head of the order. (4) The duty of communication and limitations in this Article shall not apply to the activities of scientific and educational work, work in cultural, artistic, sports, humanitarian and other similar associations and organizations, working on the field of journalism and for membership and functioning of political parties. (5) Officials in positions of Director-General, the Secretary-General, head of the agency in the formation of a government office, heads of administrative units and the director of municipal administration or municipal secretary may not engage in gainful activity, except for scientific, research, education, art, journalism and culture activities. (6) Legal entities in which an official in the position specified in the fifth paragraph of this article, or his or her spouse, a relative in a straight line or a relative collaterally to the third degree more than 20%, not to deal with the body in which the officer works. Contract entered into in contravention of this Article shall be void. (7) An official who considers that he created a situation in which their personal interest may influence the impartial and objective performance of his duties and the circumstances in which cast doubt on his impartiality and objectivity, it must as soon as the light of the circumstances possible, inform the head and act in accordance with his instructions. The principal must in this case to ensure that the tasks are carried out legally, impartially and objectively and to check whether they were also performed. Law on Integrity and Prevention of Corruption (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 69/11 - official consolidated text): CHAPTERS:III. PROTECTION OF APPLICANTS, VIII. LOBBYING, IV. PREVENTING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND CONTROLS accepting gifts The Political Parties Act (Official Gazette of RS, no. 100/05 - official consolidated text, 103/07 , 99/13 and 46/14 ) Law on Elections and Referenda Campaigns Act (Official Gazette of RS, Nos. 41/07 , 103/07 - ZPolS-D, 11/11 , 28/11 - odl. US and 98/13 ) WHO European Region
Solomon Islands We have guidelines developed as part of a Bloomberg Project on Article 5.3 which we are using along with a presentation of tobacco industry interference to inform all line ministries. We are also in the process of setting up a 5.3 teaching module for public servants as part of the ongoing IPAM training conducted by a department within the Ministry of Public Service. The idea is to include factor in Article 5.3 into the code of conduct for public servants. As far as Article 12 is concerned, a national campaign to educate the public on the dangers of tobacco use and running awareness on the Tobacco Control Act 2010 was conducted at the latter part of 2012. Ongoing use of media which included radio talkback shows and 15 minutes spots informing the public on the tobacco control legislation and other issues concerning tobacco use and control were aired on the national radio station. The document for the amendment of the Tobacco Control Act 2010 also has provisions for Article 5.3 as well. We are working towards having these amendments discussed by the Parliament this year if we can. We have guidelines developed as part of a Bloomberg Project on Article 5.3 which we are using along with a presentation of tobacco industry interference to inform all line ministries. We are also in the process of setting up a 5.3 teaching module for public servants as part of the ongoing IPAM training conducted by a department within the Ministry of Public Service. The idea is to include factor in Article 5.3 into the code of conduct for public servants. As far as Article 12 is concerned, a national campaign to educate the public on the dangers of tobacco use and running awareness on the Tobacco Control Act 2010 was conducted at the latter part of 2012. Ongoing use of media which included radio talkback shows and 15 minutes spots informing the public on the tobacco control legislation and other issues concerning tobacco use and control were aired on the national radio station. The document for the amendment of the Tobacco Control Act 2010 also has provisions for Article 5.3 as well. We are working towards having these amendments discussed by the Parliament this year if we can. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa South Africa now has WHO FCTC Africa’s Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring (ATIM) at Sefako Makgatho University of Health Sciences (SMU) which was officially launched on 6 March 2018. South Africa now has WHO FCTC Africa’s Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring (ATIM) at Sefako Makgatho University of Health Sciences (SMU) which was officially launched on 6 March 2018. South Africa has legislation (Tobacco Control Products Act) and regulations which controls and protects public health from the vested interest of the tobacco industry. Awareness and education on the harmful effects of tobacco and the tobacco industry is implemented as part of the healthy lifestyle programme. Current legislation restricts sponsorship and advertisement of tobacco products in the country. WHO African Region
Spain El contenido de esta respuesta ha sido traslado a la casilla 127 que ha sido ampliada. Se completa de nuevo este apartado con el siguiente contenido: 1) Sí, mediante la adopción del Acuerdo de la Comisión de Salud Pública mencionado en la casilla C124 2) Sí, se considera que el acuerdo mencionado lo impide. 3) Sí, se considera que el Ley del Estatuto Básico del Empleado Público lo impide. 4) No, según reflejado en el apartado C33. -3.1.2.2: Capítulo III de la Ley 28/2005 y medidas adoptadas con la modificación de dicha ley. - 3.1.2.2.: Real Decreto 579/2017, de 9 de junio, por el que se regulan determinados aspectos relativos a la fabricación, presentación y comercialización de los productos del tabaco y los productos relacionados. Artículo 10 sobre información disponible al público y Capítulo II sobre etiquetado y envasado. - 3.1.2.1.: Capítulo III de la Ley 28/2005 y medidas adoptadas con la modificación de dicha ley. - 3.1.2.2.: Real Decreto 1079/2002 modificado por el Real Decreto 639/2010, que en el punto uno del artículo 5 dice: "Los contenidos de alquitrán, nicotina y monóxido de carbono de los cigarrillos que se comercialicen en España, medidos conforme al artículo 4, deberán imprimirse en una de las partes laterales de las cajetillas de cigarrillos, al menos en castellano, lengua oficial del Estado, ocupando como mínimo el 10% de la superficie correspondiente." Además, en dicho artículo 5 se especifica que el etiquetado llevará obligatoriamente: - una advertencia general - una advertencia adicional combinada (que conste de fotografías o ilustraciones junto con un texto) - la leyenda de "Prohibida su venta a menores de 18 años" - Las advertencias irán precedidas de la mención: "Las autoridades sanitarias advierten". Además de las prohibiciones de publicidad, promoción y patrocinio ya establecidas en la Ley 28/2005, mediante la modificación de la misma (Ley 42/2010): Se prohíbe en todos los medios de comunicación, incluidos los servicios de la sociedad de la información, la emisión de programas o de imágenes en los que los presentadores, colaboradores o invitados: a) Aparezcan fumando. b) Menciones o muestren, directa o indirectamente, marcas, nombres comerciales, logotipos u otros signos identificativos o asociados a productos del tabaco. WHO European Region
Sri Lanka Tobacco Unmasked is the information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT). It contains evidence based information on the tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies relevant to Sri Lanka and their employees. The pages of this website also contain profiles of tobacco industry allies; institutions and individuals linked with the industry in various ways. Tobacco Unmasked describes strategies adopted by the tobacco industry in the themes of influencing policy, tobacco tax & price related issues, corporate social investments, tobacco cultivation and marketing and promotion. Tobacco industry arguments and their responses against different policy processes are reported as a learning exercise for future reference Tobacco Unmasked is the information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT). It contains evidence based information on the tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies relevant to Sri Lanka and their employees. The pages of this website also contain profiles of tobacco industry allies; institutions and individuals linked with the industry in various ways. Tobacco Unmasked describes strategies adopted by the tobacco industry in the themes of influencing policy, tobacco tax & price related issues, corporate social investments, tobacco cultivation and marketing and promotion. Tobacco industry arguments and their responses against different policy processes are reported as a learning exercise for future reference Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan 1. تم تدريب اللجنة الوطنية علي المادة 5.3 الخاصة بالتداخلات مع مصانع التبغ 2. تم تدريب الصحفين علي المادة 5.3 3. تم وضع سياسات و موجهات للتعامل مع مصانع و شركات التبغ قيد الاجازة من السيد الوزير السمنارات والاجتماعات التنويرية التوعوية والمنتديات الصحية وايضا عبر وسائل الاعلام المختلفة والمحاضرات العامة. Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Suriname Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Sweden Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Syrian Arab Republic منع الاعلان عن التبغ والترويج له ورايته لجميع اشكاله وفي جميع اشكاله بكافة وسائل الاعلام ان المعلومات المتعلقة بصناعة التبغ متحة للجميع في جميع وائل الاعلام وفي الوثائق الرسمي والتقارير الاحصائية الوطنية الصادرة عن الجهات الحكومية. إن المواصفات السورية لمنتجات التبغ متاحة للعموم منع الاعلان عن التبغ والترويج له ورايته لجميع اشكاله وفي جميع اشكاله بكافة وسائل الاعلام ان المعلومات المتعلقة بصناعة التبغ متحة للجميع في جميع وائل الاعلام وفي الوثائق الرسمي والتقارير الاحصائية الوطنية الصادرة عن الجهات الحكومية. إن المواصفات السورية لمنتجات التبغ متاحة للعموم منع الاعلان عن التبغ والترويج له ورايته لجميع اشكاله وفي جميع اشكاله بكافة وسائل الاعلام ان المعلومات المتعلقة بصناعة التبغ متحة للجميع في جميع وائل الاعلام وفي الوثائق الرسمي والتقارير الاحصائية الوطنية الصادرة عن الجهات الحكومية WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Thailand According to principle 2 (accountable and transparent) code of conduct in interacting with the TI has been enacted for the officials of Ministry of Public Health. The conduct does not include other government officials. According to Article 12(c), a variety of activities have been conducted 1) public education on tobacco industry tactics, 2) community campaigns for countering, which prohibits the advertisement of tobacco products directly and indirectly through media or any other methods and 3) CSR monitoring and urge educational institutes to decline any sponsoring activities from tobacco industries 4) Tobacco state enterprise is treated the same way as any other tobacco industries According to principle 2(accountable and transparent) the Regulation for officials in interacting with the TI has been enacted for the Bureau of Tobacco Control and the Department of Disease Control, MOPH .The regulation does not include other government officials According to Article 12(c), a variety of activitites have been conducted 1) public education on tobacco industry tactics, 2) community campaigns for countering, which prohibits the advertisement of tobacco products directly and indirectly through media or any other methods and 3) CSR monitoring According to principle 2(accountable and transparent) the Regulation for officials in interacting with the TI has been enacted for the Bureau of Tobacco Control and the Department of Disease Control, MOPH .The regulation does not include other government officials According to Article 12(c), a variety of activitites have been conducted 1) public education on tobacco industry tactics, 2) community campaigns for countering, which prohibits the advertisement of tobacco products directly and indirectly through media or any other methods and 3) CSR monitoring WHO South-East Asia Region
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Timor-Leste Protection public health related to tobacco control it has been adopted and implementing of coordination with Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Secretary State of Environmental of Timor-Leste. Protection public health has been clearly mentioned in national tobacco control law, DECREE LAW NO. 14/2016 Protection public health related to tobacco control it has been adopted and implementing of coordination with Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Secretary State of Environmental of Timor-Leste. Protection public health has been clearly mentioned in national tobacco control law, DECREE LAW NO. 14/2016 Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Togo Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Tonga Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago The Tobacco Control Unit continues to sensitize its partners and the public regarding Article 5.3. There have been no partnerships or voluntary agreements with the tobacco industry as well as no incentives, privileges, benefits or preferential tax exemptions have been granted to the tobacco industry. There is one manufacturer in TTO, who provides a wide range of information to its shareholders and to the public at large. There is one manufacturer in TTO, who provides a wide range of information to its shareholders and to the public at large. WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia Sensibilisation des enfants pour ne pas se laisser avoir par lindustrie du tabac Ne pas accepter de parrainage par les firmes du tabac Sensibilisation des enfants pour ne pas se laisser avoir par lindustrie du tabac Ne pas accepter de parrainage par les firmes du tabac Sensibilisation des enfants pour ne pas se laisser avoir par lindustrie du tabac Ne pas accepter de parrainage par les firmes du tabac WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Turkmenistan Веб-сайт Министерства здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности Туркменистана www.saglykhm.gov.tm Веб-сайт Министерства здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности Туркменистана www.saglykhm.gov.tm Answer not provided WHO European Region
Tuvalu Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Uganda Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Ukraine Article 4 of the National Tobacco control law declares "priority of the policy in the health protection sphere as compared to financial, tax and corporate interests of economic subjects, the activity of which is related to tobacco industry" and "participation of individuals, citizens’ groups, whose activity is not related to the tobacco industry, in the policies on prevention and reduction of tobacco products consumption and their harmful influence on population’s health". Article 4 of the National Tobacco control law declares "priority of the policy in the health protection sphere as compared to financial, tax and corporate interests of economic subjects, the activity of which is related to tobacco industry" and "participation of individuals, citizens’ groups, whose activity is not related to the tobacco industry, in the policies on prevention and reduction of tobacco products consumption and their harmful influence on population’s health". Article 4 of the National Tobacco control law declares "priority of the policy in the health protection sphere as compared to financial, tax and corporate interests of economic subjects, the activity of which is related to tobacco industry" and "participation of individuals, citizens’ groups, whose activity is not related to the tobacco industry, in the policies on prevention and reduction of tobacco products consumption and their harmful influence on population’s health". WHO European Region
United Arab Emirates Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland See answer to C124 See answer to C124 See answer to C124 WHO European Region
United Republic of Tanzania The Government in collaboration with Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum, Pediatric Association of Tanzania, Medical Women Association of Tanzania, Tanzania Non Communicable Diseases Association is raising awareness to the community on harms of Tobacco. Refused funding from Tobacco industry to support any NCD activities; Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Uruguay En el caso del Ministerio de Salud Pública, sólo se realizan contactos con la industria tabacalera en caso de necesidad y en presencia de representantes de la sociedad civil. En el resto de Ministerios, no. Sólo se realizan contactos con la industria tabacalera en caso de necesidad y en presencia de representantes de la sociedad civil. Sólo se realizan contactos con la industria tabacalera en caso de necesidad y en presencia de representantes de la sociedad civil. WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Report not provided В состав Республиканской комиссии по организации и контролю за реализацией комплекса мер в области здорового питания населения Кабинета Министров Республики Узбекистан не включены представители табачной промышленности WHO European Region
Vanuatu Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela Con respecto a esta pregunta cada funcionario que está trabajando en esta área se le solicita una declarión jurada de no poseer vínculos con la industria tabacalera. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Yemen Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Zambia Copies of the WHO FCTC have been distributed to academic institutions and public libraries. Copies of the WHO FCTC have been distributed to academic institutions and public libraries. Copies of the WHO FCTC have been distributed to academic institutions and public libraries. WHO African Region
Zimbabwe Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
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