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Afghanistan There are lack of financial resources at government and WHO and NGOs level for any tobacco control program There are lack of financial resources at government and WHO and NGOs level for any tobacco control program financial resources for implementation of tobacco control law is scarce even in government and WHO WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Albania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Algeria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Andorra Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Angola Financial resources Human resources - capacity building Financial resources Human resources - capacity building Financial resources Human resources - capacity building WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda Answer not provided 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 Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria Limited availability of human resources and financial ressources as a result of savings in public administration on national as well as provicial/regional level. Limited availability of human resources and financial ressources as a result of savings in public administration on national as well as provicial/regional level. Limited availability of human resources and financial ressources as a result of savings in public administration on national as well as provicial/regional level. WHO European Region
Azerbaijan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) Update legislation to be fully compliant with FCTC and to further enhance the tobacco control strategies and plans in Bahrain. Update legislation to be fully compliant with FCTC and to further enhance the tobacco control strategies and plans in Bahrain. Our legislation needs to be strengthened to enhance the tobacco control strategies and plans. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Bangladesh Government revenue budget for tobacco control is not all sufficient for proper implementation of Tobacco Control Law. Awareness about the law among public and many officers of administration in field level and law enforcing agencies is also minimal. Utilization of Health Development Surcharge through National Tobacco Control Program is important. Procedure for approval of National Tobacco Control Policy and Tobacco Cultivation Control Policy. Government revenue budget for tobacco control is not all sufficient for proper implementation of Tobacco Control Law. Awareness about the law among public and many officers of administration in field level and law enforcing agencies is also minimal. Health Development Surcharge Management Policy 2017 was approved in Cabinet on 16 October 2017. Procedure for approval of National Tobacco Control Policy and Tobacco Cultivation Control Policy is going on. Government revenue budget for tobacco control is not all sufficient for proper implementation of Tobacco Control Law. Awareness about the law among public and many officers of administration in field level and law enforcing agencies is also minimal. WHO South-East Asia Region
Barbados Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided 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 Answer not provided Answer not provided en dehors des aides financières fournies par lOMS rien nest prévu dans le budget national pour la lutte antitabac WHO African Region
Bhutan Human and financial resources gap. Human and financial resources gap. Human and financial resources gap. WHO South-East Asia Region
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Existe una debilidad a nivel de recursos económicos en el Ministerio de Salud para afrontar de manera efectiva la epidemia del Tabaco. Existe una debilidad a nivel de recursos económicos en el Ministerio de Salud para afrontar de manera efectiva la epidemia del Tabaco. Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bosnia and Herzegovina Enforcement of tobacco control capacity building through strengthening of intersectorial collaboration and coordination and monitoring and evaulation of tobacco control legislation. Intersectorial collaboration in FCTC implementation; Securing continued financing for tobacco control measures; Enforcement of tobacco control capacity building through strengthening of intersectorial collaboration and coordination and monitoring and evaulation of tobacco control legislation. Intersectorial collaboration in FCTC implementation Securing continued financing for tobacco control measures WHO European Region
Botswana financial resources are a challenge and create a gap in the implementation of the convention. financial resources are a challenge and create a gap in the implementation of the convention. Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil Limited financial resources to maintain regular advocacy, campaigns, regional support to states and municipalities and to strengthen current policies. Limited financial resources to maintain regular advocacy, campaigns, regional support to states and municipalities and to strengthen current policies. Limited financial resources to maintain regular advocacy, campaigns, regional support to states and municipalities and to strengthen current policies. WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam Lack of resources/ competing resources (particularly expertise/manpower in conducting programmes & activities including surveillance & research activities. Lack of/insufficient manpower and technology in conducting enforcement, particularly cross-border issues. 1. Lack of resources/ competing resources (particularly expertise/manpower in conducting programmes & activities; manpower and technology in conducting enforcement, particularly cross-border issues; as well as in conducting surveillance/research activities). 2. Tobacco control is seen as a lower-priority issue by some non-health agencies. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Burkina Faso Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Burundi Nous avons élaboré et validé un Plan Stratégique National de Lutte contre le Tabagisme 2019-2023 mais le budget de sa mise en œuvre est très déficitaire par manque de partenaires. Ce qui fait que son opérationnalisation reste problématique. Aussi ,il nexiste pas de fonds alloués à la lutte contre le tabagisme. Report not provided Nous avons élaboré et validé un Plan Stratégique National de Lutte contre le Tabagisme 2016-2020 mais le budget de mise en œuvre est très déficitaire par manque de partenaires. Ce qui fait que son opérationnalisation reste problématique. Aussi ,il nexiste pas de fonds alloués à la lutte contre le tabagisme. WHO African Region
Cabo Verde Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cambodia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Cameroon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Canada Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad - 2014 : 25 427 USD; Ecard : 100 573 USD - 2015 Montant récu; 59 650 USD, Ecards : 249 350 USD - 2016 : 59 400 USD; Ecards 149880 USD - 2017 : 73 353; Ecards ; 183 177 NB: le montant récu et les écards pour 2017 a pris en compte le budgt des deux projets notament FCTC 2030 ET MPOWER - 2014 : 25 427 USD; Ecard : 100 573 USD - 2015 Montant récu; 59 650 USD, Ecards : 249 350 USD - 2016 : 59 400 USD; Ecards 149880 USD - 2017 : 73 353; Ecards ; 183 177 NB: le montant récu et les écards pour 2017 a pris en compte le budgt des deux projets notament FCTC 2030 ET MPOWER Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile Answer not provided El presupuesto disponible no es suficiente para la implementación de todas las directrices del CMTC Los recursos para el desarrollo de campañas de prevención, estas están acotadas a un segmento menor de la población WHO Region of the Americas
China 控烟资源不足,能力建设仍需加强。 控烟能力建设仍需改进。 1.中国人群特别是男性人群的吸烟率居高不下,社会环境对吸烟习惯的影响较大。2. 控烟工作起步晚,资金经费投入不够,控烟能力建设仍需改进。 3. 与控烟相关的部分法律、法规有待于进一步完善和有效实施。4. 在一些地区,烟草相关产业仍然是当地的经济支柱。 WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia - Equipo técnico reducido para atender las ingentes demandas y actividades en el marco de la política de control de tabaco, sobre todo en el nivel territorial. - Dificultades para hacer sostenible la acción intersectorial. - Pocos recursos financieros para apoyar iniciativas de investigación en temas clave como cultivos y comercio ilícito de productos de tabaco. - Equipo técnico reducido para atender las ingentes demandas y actividades en el marco de la política de control de tabaco, sobre todo en el nivel territorial. - Dificultades para hacer sostenible la acción intersectorial. - Equipo técnico reducido para atender las ingentes demandas y actividades en el marco de la política de control de tabaco. WHO Region of the Americas
Comoros Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Congo Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cook Islands To push for the Tobacco Products Control Bill to be enacted through Parliament within this year 2016 To push for the Tobacco Products Control Bill to be enacted through Parliament within this year 2016 To push for the Tobacco Products Control Bill to be enacted through Parliament within this year 2016 WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica Al restringir el gobierno el presupuesto para el Control de Tabaco obtenido de los tributos a este. Los desfases son emergentes y dependerán de las Directrices emitidas por el Ministerio de Hacienda que afectan todos los presupuestos del Gobierno Central. Esto dependerá de la situación de la Hacienda Pública y las prioridades del Gobierno. Al restringir el gobierno el presupuesto para el control de tabaco obtenido de los tributos a este. Al restringir el gobierno el presupuesto para el control de tabaco obtenido de los tributos a éste WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Insuffisance de renforcement des capacités des acteurs de la lutte antitabac Insuffisance de formations des agents de santé à la promotion du sevrage tabagique; Insuffisance de formation et de sensibilisation du public aux risques pour la santé liés à la consommation des produits du tabac; Insuffisance de renforcement des capacités des acteurs de la lutte antitabac Insuffisance des ressources materielles et financières Insuffisance de renforcement des capacités des acteurs de la lutte antitabac Insuffisance des ressources materielles et financières WHO African Region
Croatia insufficient multisectorial collaboration, insufficient human and finantial resources, tobacco not being a top priority topic insufficient multisectorial collaboration, insufficient human and finantial resources, tobacco not being a top priority topic insufficient multisectorial collaboration, insufficient human and finantial resources, tobacco not being a top priority topic WHO European Region
Cyprus Firstly, despite improvements there continues to be a is lack of information and lack of research (due to lack of funding opportunitites) in this topic area. Secondly with regards to the implementation of the legislation in enclosed spaces, the provision that spaces that have a 30% can allow smoking needs to be further clarified and investigated scientifically, so that the legislation can be suitably enforced. Firstly, despite improvements there continues to be a is lack of information and lack of research (due to lack of funding opportunitites) in this topic area. Secondly with regards to the implementation of the legislation in enclosed spaces, the provision that spaces that have a 30% can allow smoking needs to be further clarified and investigated scientifically, so that the legislation can be suitably enforced. Firstly there is lack of information and lack of research (due to lack of funding opportunitites) in this topic area. Secondly there are limited legislative provisions regarding the exposure of children and minors to tobacco products. WHO European Region
Czech Republic For example lack of personal capacities at the Ministry of Health, the Office of the Government, Ministry of Agriculture etc. for full implementation of all tobacco control measures. There are limitations in resources as regards full implementation of the Action plan for the area of tobacco control in the Czech Republic for the period 2015-2018, etc. There are some limitations in resources as regards full implementation of the Action plan for the area of tobacco control in the Czech Republic for the period 2015-2018 etc. WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea GATS 2017 showed a number of smokers attempted to quit smokinng, however many of them failed and one of the contributing factor was lack of cessation drugs. New drugs (bubropion, varenicline, cytisine) are not yet introduced for treatment of tobacco dependence. Resource mobilization needed to further strengthen tobacco control activities and sensitization of decision makers for tobacco control. GATS 2017 showed a number of smokers attempted to quit smokinng, however many of them failed and one of the contributing factor was lack of cessation drugs. New drugs (bubropion, varenicline, cytisine) are not yet introduced for treatment of tobacco dependence. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo Answer not provided Answer not provided La RDC à réçu une mission dévaluation des besins de mise en oeuvre de la CCLAT, à lélaboré le PNS et de Mécanisme multisectoriel de coordination de la utte antitabac. WHO African Region
Denmark Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided 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 Limitados recursos financieros y autonomía para la utilización de los mismos, especialmente en temas como: Investigaciones para medir los daños del tabaco en la salud y la economía, así como para medir el impacto e implementar las políticas públicas / CMCT. Falta de recursos financieros y autonomía para la utilización de los mismos, especialmente en temas como: Investigaciones para medir los daños del tabaco en la salud y la economía, así como para medir el impacto e implementar las políticas públicas / CMCT. Falta de recursos económicos y autonomía para la utilización de los mismos, especialmente en temas como: Investigaciones para medir los daños del tabaco en la salud y la economía, así como para medir el impacto e implementar las políticas públicas / CMCT WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador Answer not provided La asignación de presupuesto no es suficiente para implementar los compromisos establecidos en el CMCT. La asignación de presupuesto no es suficiente para implementar los compromisos establecidos en el CMCT. 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 Answer not provided WHO African Region
Ethiopia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Fiji Since Fiji is a FCTC 2030 country; an investment case/assessment will be a core action. There is a gap in awareness among Parliamentarians on the detriments of tobacco industry interference. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
France Answer not provided Answer not provided Voir le rapport de la cour des comtes 2016 : https://www.ccomptes.fr/Accueil/Publications/Publications/Rapport-public-annuel-2016 https://www.ccomptes.fr/content/download/89525/2121327/version/2/file/09-lutte-contre-fraude-fiscale-RPA2016-Tome-2.pdf WHO European Region
Gabon Les besoins exprimés sont tels que le budget alloué par lEtat à la lutte antitabac est très insignifiant. La majorité des activités de lutte antitabac sont financées par les partenaires au développement. Les besoins exprimés sont tels que le budget alloué par lEtat à la lutte antitabac est très insignifiant. La majorité des activités de lutte antitabac sont financées par les partenaires au développement. Les besoins exprimés sont tels que le budget alloué par lEtat à la lutte antitabac est très insignifiant. La majorité des activités de lutte antitabac sont financées par les partenaires au développement. WHO African Region
Gambia the needs assessment on the implementation of fctc in 2012 addressed the gaps and the challenges in the implementation of the convention on tobacco control. Though the gaps are slowly been addressed but still have issues like: 1.Capacity gaps 2.limited UN system participation on tobacco control apart of WHO 3. Liminted NGO participation. 4.Limited support from Government as still no budget line created for NCD prevention/tobacco. 5.Limited financial resources 6.comprehensive tobacco control programme 7. Support research areas the needs assessment on the implementation of fctc in 2012 addressed the gaps and the challenges in the implementation of the convention on tobacco control. Though the gaps are slowly been addressed but still have issues like: 1.Capacity gaps 2.limited UN system participation on tobacco control apart of WHO 3. Liminted NGO participation. 4.Limited support from Government as still no budget line created for NCD prevention/tobacco. 5.Limited financial resources 6.comprehensive tobacco control programme 7. Support research areas the needs assessment on the implementation of fctc in 2012 addressed the gaps and the challenges in the implementation of the convention on tobacco control WHO African Region
Georgia Improving of smoking cessation services - sufficient infrastructure including human resources do not exist to provide comprehensive smoking cessation services. We do have a free quit line but referring the the specific doctor or specialist for quitting is difficult as those services are lacking. Lack of human resources dedicated to tobacco control - study tours, trainings and workshops are needed for broad range of experts from different sectors who are involved or will be potentially involved in tobacco control activities. Systematic surveillance on tobacco consumption trends and its determinants as well as health and economic impact - more research needs to be promoted. Identification of hindering factors for smokers to quit smoking - research needed. Training and experience exchange of the relevant professionals is necessary on interpretation and analyses of the data collected on emissions and ingredients. improving of smoking cessation services - sufficient infrastructure including human resources do not exist to provide comprehensive smoking cessation services. lack of human resources dedicated to tobacco control - study tours, trainings and workshops are needed for broad range of experts from different sectors who are involved or will be potentially involved in tobacco control activities. systematic surveillance on tobacco consumption trends and its determinants as well as health and economic impact - more research needs to be promoted improving of smoking cessation services - sufficient infrastructure including human resources do not exist to provide comprehensive smoking cessation services. Nationwide tobacco control media campaign - lack of resources do not allow to undertake a wide-scale comprehensive tobacco control media campaign lack of human resources dedicated to tobacco control - study tours, trainings and workshops are needed for broad range of experts from different sectors who are involved or will be potentially involved in tobacco control activities. systematic surveillance on tobacco consumption trends and its determinants as well as health and economic impact - more research needs to be promoted WHO European Region
Germany Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Ghana We have serious financial gap that does not seem to get meaningful solution at Country level. Tobacco taxation does not come to support Tobacco control activities. There is generally no financial support for Public Health activities in general WHO support many of the tobacco control activities which includes activities on Article-12 and development and printing of Cessation Guidelines. CTFK also supported technically and financially the preparation and meetings on Tobacco Control Regulation. We have serious financial gap that does not seem to get meaningful solution at Country level. Tobacco taxation does not come to support Tobacco control activities. There is generally no financial support for Public Health activities in general WHO support many of the tobacco control activities which includes activities on Article-12 and development and printing of Cessation Guidelines. CTFK also supported technically and financially the preparation and meetings on Tobacco Control Regulation. 1. Very low financial support for Public Health activities in general 2. Received Financial and technical support from WHO for tobacco control activities WHO African Region
Greece due to the economic crisis in our country the resources available for the implementation of FCTC are extremely low and most of our current activities are supported by European projects or donations from abroad. due to the economic crisis in our country the resources available for the implementation of FCTC are extremely low and most of our current activities are supported by European projects or donations from abroad. due to the economic crisis in our country the resources available for the implementation of FCTC are extremely low and most of our current activities are supported by European projects or donations from abroad. WHO European Region
Grenada Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala Se mantiene el déficit de recurso humano dedicado a la implementación del Convenio y a la vigilancia del cumplimiento de las regulaciones derivadas del mismo. Los recursos asignados por la legislación sólo se encuentran disponibles para acciones generales de salud, por lo que las acciones específicas de control del tabaco carecen de fondos. Se mantiene el déficit de recurso humano dedicado a la implementación del Convenio y a la vigilancia del cumplimiento de las regulaciones derivadas del mismo. Los recursos asignados por la legislación sólo se encuentran disponibles para acciones generales de salud, por lo que las acciones específicas de control del tabaco carecen de fondos. Existe déficit de recurso humano dedicado a la implementación del Convenio y a la vigilancia del cumplimiento de las regulaciones derivadas del mismo. Los recursos asignados por la legislación sólo se encuentran disponibles para acciones generales de salud, por lo que las acciones específicas de control del tabaco carecen de fondos. WHO Region of the Americas
Guinea Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guinea-Bissau Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guyana The GTSS proves to be an important tool for expressing to Governments on the need for Tobacco Control. However, there is need for an economic evaluation on the burden of tobacco use in country. This data is very much needed to plead the case for Tobacco Control. Other gaps identified include funding to provide consistent education and awareness programs, funding for the NRT, other necessary strategies and other cessation sites in the cessation program The GTSS proves to be an important tool for expressing to Governments on the need for Tobacco Control. However, there is need for an economic evaluation on the burden of tobacco use in country. This data is very much needed to plead the case for Tobacco Control. Other gaps identified include funding to provide consistent education and awareness programs, funding for the NRT, other necessary strategies and other cessation sites in the cessation program The GTSS proves to be an important tool for expressing to Governments on the need for Tobacco Control. However, there is need for an economic evaluation on the burden of tobacco use in country. This data is very much needed to plead the case for Tobacco Control. Other gaps identified include funding for the drafting and implementation of legislation, to provide consistent education and awareness programs, funding for the NRT, other necessary strategies and other cessation sites in the cessation program WHO Region of the Americas
Honduras El presupuesto asignado por el Congreso Nacional al IHADFA es insuficiente para la vigilancia del cumplimiento de la Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco, por lo que urge que el mismo Congreso Nacional apruebe los 10 millones de Lempiras anuales que establece dicha Ley para eficientar dicha normativa a nivel nacional. El presupuesto del IHADFA no es incrementado anualmente por el Congreso Nacional tal como lo indica la Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación lo cual repercute en la aplicación del CMCT de la OMS. El presupuesto asignado por el Congreso Nacional al IHADFA es insuficiente para la vigilancia del cumplimiento de la Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco, por lo que urge que el mismo Congreso Nacional apruebe los 10 millones de Lempiras anuales que establece dicha Ley para eficientar dicha normativa a nivel nacional. El presupuesto del IHADFA no es incrementado anualmente por el Congreso Nacional tal como lo indica la Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación lo cual repercute en la aplicación del CMCT de la OMS. El presupuesto asignado por el Congreso Nacional al IHADFA es insuficiente para la vigilancia del cumplimiento de la Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco, por lo que urge que el mismo Congreso Nacional apruebe los 10 millones de Lempiras anuales que establece dicha Ley para eficientar dicha normativa a nivel nacional. El presupuesto del IHADFA no es incrementado anualmente por el Congreso Nacional tal como lo indica la Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación lo cual repercute en la aplicación del CMCT de la OMS. WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Iceland Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
India Partnership with stakeholder Ministries for providing Alternative livelihoods for tobacco growers and bidi rollers. Partnership with stakeholder Ministries for providing Alternative livelihoods for tobacco growers and bidi rollers. Implementation of the Protocol to eliminate illicit trade of tobacco products, alternative livelihoods for tobacco growers and bidi rollers would require support. The conduct of COP-7 in India in 2016 will also require support. WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Sophisticated instruments for tackling illicit trade and laboratories for testing content and emission of tobacco products Sophisticated instruments for tackling illicit trade and laboratories for testing content and emission of tobacco products Sophisticated instruments for tackling illicit trade and laboratories for testing content and emission of tobacco products WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq We need financial support for the purpose to conduct tobacco surveys for adults. Training to provide assistance services to quit smoking, We need to increase our skills and to share experiences towards proper implementation and enforcement of the law. We need financial support for the purpose of conducting surveys on the use of tobacco for youth and adults periodically and training to provide assistance services to quit smoking, also we need to increase our skills and exchange experiences towards proper implementation and enforcement of the law. We need financial support for the purpose of conducting surveys on the use of tobacco for youth and adults periodically and training to provide assistance services to quit smoking. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ireland Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Israel The ministry is considering reinforcement of the tobacco control capabilities in regard to personal and budget allocated to this effort. One key issue is examining and updating the goals of the national strategic tobacco control plan, after fulfilling most of them in the last few years. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Italy There are no specific and regular funds dedicated to tobacco control in Italy. Ministry of Health funds Regional prevention plans that include tobacco control activities. Every year there are some resources funding specific projects. There is the need to link a little part of tobacco taxes to tobacco control activities There are no specific and regular funds dedicated to tobacco control in Italy. Ministry of Health funds Regional prevention plans that include tobacco control activities. Every year there are some resources funding specific projects. There is the need to link a little part of tobacco taxes to tobacco control activities There are no specific and regular funds dedicated to tobacco control in Italy. Ministry of Health funds Regional prevention plans that include tobacco control activities. Every year there are some resources funding specific projects. There is the need to link a little part of tobacco taxes to tobacco control activities WHO European Region
Jamaica The gaps identified relate to resource constraints in enforcement activities and initiatives. There are inadequate funds to carry research in the area of costing of health, the impact of tobacco consumption and in general for programme implementation e.g. health promotion and education regarding tobacco control. Other gaps identified relate to resource constraints in enforcement activities and initiatives. There are inadequate funds to carry research in the area of costing of health the impact of tobacco consumption and in general for programme implementation e.g. public education WHO Region of the Americas
Japan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan There are issues with implementing the legislation due to high fines in the Public Health Law. The Ministry of Health needs support in relation to resources to carry out inspections. Other Governmental institutions are not coordinating with the Ministry of Health in a sufficient manner. المخصصات من الوزارات المعنية ومن الهيئات الدولية لا تفي ب 20% من الاحتياجات الاساسية وقد تناقصت عام 2017 بشكل كبير المخصصات من الوزارات المعنية ومن الهيئات الدولية لا تفي ب 20% من الاحتياجات الاساسية WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Kenya - Majorly Financial - Technical - Legal, Monitoring and evaluation, implementation science - Majorly Financial - Technical - Legal, Monitoring and evaluation, implementation science Answer not provided WHO African Region
Kiribati Some of the Articles in the FCTC is not applicable to Kiribati e.g Articles 11, 17, 18, due to the fact that tobaco is only imported. Some of the Articles in the FCTC is not applicable to Kiribati e.g Articles 11, 17, 18, due to the fact that tobaco is only imported. Some of the Articles in the FCTC is not applicable to Kiribati e.g Articles 11, 17, 18, due to the fact that tobaco is only imported. WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait POLITICAL commitment and willingness to proceed with the protocol POLITICAL commitment and willingness to proceed with the protocol POLITICAL commitment and willingness to proceed with the protocol WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kyrgyzstan Report not provided Report not provided слабая политическая воля, нехватка финансирования WHO European Region
Lao People's Democratic Republic Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Latvia Political will; financial resources to provide accessible and effective tobacco cessation services. Not available laboratory testing of prohibited substances (e.g. vitamins), high costs of testing, limited financial and human resources for control implementation. Political will; financial resources to provide tobacco cessation services. Political will; financial resources to provide tobacco cessation services. WHO European Region
Lebanon The main gap is in funding, as the National Tobacco Control Program does not even have funds sufficient for its own small staff, and therefore much of the work is done on voluntary pro-bono basis. The main gap is in funding, as the National Tobacco Control Program does not even have funds sufficient for its own small staff, and therefore much of the work is done on voluntary pro-bono basis. The main gap is in funding, as the National Tobacco Control Program does not even have funds sufficient for its own small staff, and therefore much of the work is done on voluntary pro-bono basis. 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 لا توجد مخصصات مالية لبرنامج مُكافحة إستخدام التبغ لتنفيد الإتفاقية وخاصة التشجيع على الإقلاع ,وعدم امكانية اضافة بدائل النكوتين لقائمة الادوية الموردة لعدم كفاية المخصصات المالية وكذلك ما تمر به الدولة من ضعف الاجهزة الضبظبة مخصصات مالية غير كافية لبرنامج مُكافحة إستخدام التبغ لتنفيد الإتفاقية وخاصة التشجيع على الإقلاع ,وعدم امكانية اضافة بدائل النكوتين لقائمة الادوية الموردة لعدم كفاية المخصصات المالية وكذلك ما تمر به الدولة من ضعف الاجهزة الضبظبة مخصصات مالية غير كافية لبرنامج مُكافحة إستخدام التبغ لتنفيد الإتفاقية وخاصة التشجيع على الإقلاع وكذلك ما تمر به الدولة من ضعف الاجهزة الضبظبة WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania Lack of financial and methodology resources for qualitative and quantitative laboratory analysis. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Luxembourg Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Madagascar Answer not provided Besoin daide technique: manque dexpérience sur lélaboration des textes effectives et des stratégies dans la lutte antitabac Taxe sur le tabac perçu pour la lutte antitabac mais pas encore versé insuffisance financière et besoin daide technique WHO African Region
Malaysia Lack of resources and manpower, gaps in tobacco regulation Lack of resources and manpower , gaps in tobacco regulation Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Maldives 1- Limited budgetary allocations in the regular government budget for tobacco control activities 2- Limited number of dedicated staff and with limited technical capacity in the tobacco control program 3- No dedicated NGO or other civil society organizations or groups working for tobacco control 1- Limited budgetary allocations in the regular government budget for tobacco control activities 2- Limited number of dedicated staff and with limited technical capacity in the tobacco control program 3- No dedicated NGO or other civil society organizations or groups working for tobacco control 1- Limited budgetary allocations in the regular government budget for tobacco control activities 2- Limited number of dedicated staff and with limited technical capacity in the tobacco control program 3- No dedicated NGO or other civil society organizations or groups working for tobacco control WHO South-East Asia Region
Mali Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malta Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Marshall Islands Amending the Tobacco control Act to specifically identify gaps Amending the Tobacco control Act to specifically identify gaps Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Mauritania Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mauritius • The new National Action Plan on Tobacco Control 2021-2025 will be an opportunity to review and enhance our tobacco control strategies based on the need assessment done by WHO in 2013. • There is also need to develop a media strategy to target our young generation and in line with the findings of the most recent survey conducted in the field of tobacco control that is teh Global Youth Tobacco survey 2016. • There is still a compelling need to devise a Taxation Policy for Mauritius as this will impact largely on our tobacco consumption. The need assessment carried out by the WHO Secretariat jointly with the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life in 2013 has been a helpful document which helped us to review our existing tobacco control strategies. The need to develop a media strategy to target our youth is still of actuality after the publication of the GYTS 2016 report. There is a need to review the existing strategy on the issue. The impact of taxation on tobacco consumption still remains to be done and review the actual taxation policy in the country. A Needs Assessment was carried out jointly by the WHO Convention Secretariat and the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius in 2013. The needs and gaps in the implementation of the WHO FCTC were identified as follows: there was need to develop a media strategy to target youth particularly in order to reduce the prevalence of smoking among youth. There was also need to conduct a study the impact of taxation on tobacco consumption. WHO African Region
Mexico Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) Lack of human resources to support the implementation of the FCTC Capacity building in the implementation of FCTC Lack of funding to support the implementation of FCTC Lack of human resources to support the implementation of the FCTC Capacity building in the implementation of FCTC Lack of funding to support the implementation of FCTC Lack of human resources to support the implementation of the FCTC Capacity building in the implementation of FCTC Lack of funding to support the implementation of FCTC WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia Needs assessment for the implementation of FCTC in Mongolia, 2015 Two times Joint mission UNIATF on the prevention and control of NCDs, 2015, 2016 The case investment for prevention and control of NCDs in Mongolia, 2017 Needs assessment for the implementation of FCTC in Mongolia, 2015 Two times Joint mission UNIATF on the prevention and control of NCDs, 2015, 2016 The case investment for prevention and control of NCDs in Mongolia, 2017 Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro In Montenegro there is very small number of trained personnel in the field of public health that would follow the relationship of tobacco control and health, as well as a number of staff who monitor the implementation of laws and principles of general application FCTC.It also lacks other resources to fully control tobacco use In Montenegro there is very small number of trained personnel in the field of public health that would follow the relationship of tobacco control and health, as well as a number of staff who monitor the implementation of laws and principles of general application FCTC. The Tax Law which is adopted in 2015 makes it difficult implementation of the Law on the Restriction of the Use of Tobacco Products In Montenegro there is very small number of trained personnel in the field of public health that would follow the relationship of tobacco control and health, as well as a number of staff who monitor the implementation of laws and principles of general application FCTC. WHO European Region
Myanmar National Tobacco Control Plan of Action was for the period of 2006 to 2010 Multi-sectoral coordination mechanism, Central Tobacco Control Committee is not fully functional Other ministries are not focused on implementation of the WHO FCTC The Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product Law 2006 and Orders are not fully compliant with the Convention in a few areas. The Law is not fully enforced. Awareness of Article 5.3 of the Convention and its guidelines among relevant government ministries is limited. There is no specific code of conduct for civil servants. Currently the tobacco product taxation level is still below the WHO recommended level (70% of retail price). Tax rates do not take into account changes in household incomes or inflation. Tax policy is not used as a public health measure. Enforcement capacity is limited for implementation of smoke free areas. There are no national regulations and standards concerning contents and emissions of tobacco product, including the banning of additives. The Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product Law 2006 does not specify a designated testing laboratory for tobacco products. There are no measures and standards to regulate shisha and electronic nicotine delivery systems. A comprehensive plan for the implementation of education, communication and training activities within a comprehensive multisectoral tobacco control programme have not been developed. There is a lack of systematic evaluation of the effectiveness of the education, communication and training activities. There is no explicit ban on advertising at point of sale, on unpaid depiction of tobacco brands, products and use in media, on sponsorship and publicity of sponsorship as part of corporate social responsibility, on direct person to person targeting of individuals, on promotional discounts, trade discounts or rebates, on internet sales of tobacco products, on use of brand name of non-tobacco products for tobacco products. Does not have comprehensive guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of tobacco dependence, no national quit line, and pharmaceutical products are not available. There is no comprehensive provision in the law to tackle illicit trade in tobacco products, no tracking and tracing system and no licensing system for import, distribution and retail, specifically targeting on tobacco products. Even law prohibit sell to minor, no measures developed to ban sale of tobacco products in a manner by which they are directly accessible. Cigarettes could still be purchased in individual sticks from street vendors. There is no program to promote economically viable alternatives for tobacco growers, workers and individual sellers. There is no information on any measure or policy in place to protect the environment and health of persons involved in tobacco cultivation and manufacturing. Funding allocated by ministry is not sufficient to fully implement the Convention. Insufficient full time staffs who can focus on tobacco control activities at all levels contributes to limitation of implementing the Convention effectively. Training or sensitization programmes are required for capacity building of the focal personnel at all levels. The lack of full time staff who can focus on tobacco control activities at all levels contributes to limitation of implementing the Convention effectively. The training or sensitization programmes are required for capacity building of the focal personnel at all levels. The lack of full time staff who can focus on tobacco control activities at all levels contributes to limitation of implementing the Convention effectively. The training or sensitization programmes are required for capacity building of the focal personnel at all levels. WHO South-East Asia Region
Namibia Existing gaps refer to skills and staff shortage as well funds to ensure proper staff are recruited. Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nauru Lack of Human Resource. Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Nepal Though WHO has been continuously providing technical and financial assistance to NHEICC, but are not adequate for the effective implementation of WHO FCTC. No adequate financial and technical resources to effectively implement WHO FCTC. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Netherlands Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
New Zealand Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger LA LUTTE ANTITABAC EST LE PARENT PAUVRE EN MATIÈRE DE FINANCEMENT Report not provided LA LUTTE ANTITABAC EST LE PARENT PAUVRE EN MATIÈRE DE FINANCEMENT WHO African Region
Nigeria 1) Government budgetary provision for tobacco control is very lean 2) Tobacco Control Fund as provided for in the National Tobacco Control Act is yet to be operationalized due to complexities 1) Although there is a budget line for tobacco control, the budgetary provision is grossly inadequate for tobacco control activities. 2) Tobacco Control Fund as provided for in the National Tobacco Control Act is yet to be operationalized. 1) There is no budgetary allocation for tobacco control in Nigeria for the year 2016 WHO African Region
Niue Technical assistance for tax increase on tobacco products Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Norway Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Oman هناك نقص في الموارد المالية لتنفيذ بنود الاتفاقية وفي توفير القوي العاملة في مكافحة التبغ هناك نقص في الموارد المالية لتنفيذ بنود الاتفاقية وفي توفير القوي العاملة في مكافحة التبغ هناك نقص في الموارد المالية لتنفيذ بنود الاتفاقية وفي توفير القوي العاملة في مكافحة التبغ WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan Since no government funding is available, so there are gaps between the resources available and the needs assessed for implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Since no government funding is available, so there are gaps between the resources available and the needs assessed for implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau We have gaps; however we have not assessed the cost of implementation of the FCTC and therefore cannot determine the extent of the gap. In line with the Global Strategy, we would like targeted assistance to develop and implement a costed national plan for tobacco control. We would also need assistance to determine the return on the investment (ROI) in tobacco control. As documented in the 2014 and 2018 reports we also need resources/support to 1) increase enforcement capacity (e.g. more police officers), 3) fund media campaigns including funds for computer and software to improve media/marketing and education activities; and implement Articles 5.3 and 11. We also need funding assistance to have at least 2 participants attend COP meetings so that we can more fully participate in meetings and activities that often occur simultaneously. We need guidance as to who we can request assistance for these above mentioned activities. We have gaps; however we have not assessed the cost of implementation of the FCTC and therefore cannot determine the extent of the gap. We would also need assistance to determine the return on the investment (ROI) in tobacco control. As documented in the 2014 report we also need resources to 1) increase enforcement capacity (e.g. more police officers), 3) fund media campaigns including funds for computer and software to improve media/marketing and education activities; 4) implement Article 14 guidelines and establishment of subsequent cessation services, and 5) implement Articles 5.3 and 11. We also need funding assistance to have at least 2 participants attend COP meetings so that we can more fully participate in meetings and activities that often occur simultaneously. We need guidance as to who we can request assistance for these above mentioned activities. Our NGO partners also have little funding to participate in FCTC implementation. We have gaps; however we have not assessed the cost of implementation of the FCTC and therefore cannot determine the extent of the gap. We would also need assistance to determine the return on the investment (ROI) in tobacco control. As documented in the 2014 report we also need resources to 1) conduct local research including the economic impact of tobacco use; 2) increase enforcement capacity (e.g. more police officers), 3) fund media campaigns including funds for computer and software to improve media/marketing and education activities; 4) implement Article 14 guidelines and establishment of subsequent cessation services, and 5) implement Articles 5.3 and 11. We also need funding assistance to have at least 2 participants attend COP meetings so that we can more fully participate in meetings and activities that often occur simultaneously. We need guidance as to who we can request assistance for these above mentioned activities. Our NGO partners also have little funding to participate in FCTC implementation. WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama Es necesario continuar sensibilizando a los actores sociales, tomadores de decisión y gobiernos locales para lograr una implementación plena del CMCT y viabilizar el incremento de personal con que cuentan todas las instituciones involucradas en la implementación del CMCT. Continuar sensibilizando a los actores sociales, tomadores de decisión y gobiernos locales para lograr una implementación plena del CMCT. Viabilizar el incremento de personal con que cuentan todas las instituciones involucradas en la implementación del CMCT. El problema fundamental estriba en la poca viabilidad de incrementar el personal con que cuentan todas las instituciones involucradas en la implementación del CMCT . WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea Lack of resources for effective enforcement, especially funding and human resource Lack of resources for effective enforcement, especially funding and human resource Lack of resources for effective enforcement. WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay Las siguientes necesidades no cuenta con una respuesta correcta debido a la escasez de los recursos: no contamos recursos para estar a la altura de los estudios de control vigilancia epidemiológica sistemática y periódica del consumo y comercio del tabaco. Tampoco vigilancia laboratorial de los productos derivados del tabaco registrados para consumo. Falta en medicamentos y terapias sustitutivas. Las siguientes necesidades no cuenta con una respuesta correcta debido a la escases de los recursos: no hay recuersos para estar a la altura de los estudios de control vigilancia epidemiológica sistemática y periódica del consumo y comercio del tabaco. Tampoco vigilancia laboratorial de los productos derivados del tabaco registrados para consumo. Falta en medicamentos y terapias sustitutivas. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Peru Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines • Some national laws were identified to be inconsistent with the requirements under WHO FCTC • There is lack of knowledge among government officials and employees relative to WHO FCTC Article 5.3 and the national policy implementing the said article • The government lacks preparedness relative to the accession to WHO FCTC Article 15 Protocol • There is a need to increase and develop the capacity of the government, specifically DOH-FDA relative to the agency’s expertise on HTPs due to the novelty of these products • There is lack of promotion on the cessation services offered by the government • There is a need for more researches to be done for tobacco control especially on the effects of the novel and emerging tobacco products • Tobacco industry interference attempts have ramped up especially with the rebranding of the industry Lacks coordinating mechanism; No specific budget for tobacco control; No focal person for tobacco control; No tracking and tracing; Lacks data on illicit trade and its magnitude; Lacks data on tobacco consumption (actual vs production) Allocation of revenues from the Sin Tax funds did not include an earmarking for tobacco control programs. WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland Answer not provided Answer not provided According to the current law of protection of health against the effects of tobacco use, an amount equal to 0.5% levy from excise tobacco tax should be allocated for governmental tobacco control programs. However, this provision does not indicate the funding source for this amount. Since many years, actual expenditures for tobacco control have not exceeded 1-2 million Polish zlotys, which was approx. 80-100 times less than amount that would result from the above provision on tobacco tax levy and approx. 200 times less than donations for tobacco growing. Accordingly with current bill on Public health (which was adopted on September 11, 2015), the provision on the funding equal to 0.5% of the levy from excise of tobacco tax will cease to be in force as of January 1st, 2018. However no other source of funding the tobacco control programs is indicated. WHO European Region
Portugal Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Qatar • • establsih National Quit line which offers support and guidance to smokers willing to quit * establishment of quality control laboratory for Tobacco products *Resources & Law: new implementation system needed to be proposed now in order to implement the new bylaws after the cabinet approval, Support the implementation of plain / standardize package for all Tobacco • Human resources: The tobacco control team reform is the cornerstone for the success- • Keeping the networking and partnership active as keeping the communication open with partners outside health sector needed influence from top managers. • Resources & Law: new implementation system needed to be proposed now in order to implement the new bylaws after the cabinet approval, • Human resources: The tobacco control team reform is the cornerstone for the success- • Keeping the networking and partnership active as keeping the communication open with partners outside health sector needed influence from top managers. • Resources & Law: new implementation system needed to be proposed now in order to implement the new bylaws after the cabinet approval, • Human resources: The tobacco control team reform is the cornerstone for the success- • Keeping the networking and partnership active as keeping the communication open with partners outside health sector needed influence from top managers. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova - Not enough funds for tobacco control measures, for communication campaigns, also insufficient involvement of public authorities, - More knowledge and regulations are necessary to counteract increasing use of novel tobacco products - Not enough funds for tobacco control measures, for communication campaigns, also insufficient involvement of public authorities, - More knowledge and regulations are necessary to counteract increasing use of novel tobacco products - Not enough funds for tobacco control measures, for communication campaigns, also insufficient involvement of public authorities WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Rwanda Rwanda needs multi-sectoral strategic and action plans for the National tobacco control program. Rwanda should strengthen the engagement of local and International NGOs, Civil Society in tobacco control program. Development of intersectoral program on tobacco control for smooth implementation of FCTC. Put in place a functional national coordination mechanism to speed the implementation, compliance and enforcement of the national law and FCTC Rwanda needs multi-sectoral strategic and action plans for the National tobacco control program. Rwanda should strengthen the engagement of local and International NGOs, Civil Society in tobacco control program. Development of intersectoral program on tobacco control for smooth implementation of FCTC. Put in place a functional national coordination mechanism to speed the implementation, compliance and enforcement of the national law and FCTC 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 Technical person for drafting legislation and policy Financial assistance for tobacco control actions Technical person for drafting legislation and policy Financial for other actions Answer not provided 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 Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
San Marino Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sao Tome and Principe hay mucha voluntad gubernamental para la aplicación de las acciones relacionadas con el tabaco, pero los recursos financieros siguen siendo muy escasos hay mucha voluntad gubernamental para la aplicación de las acciones relacionadas con el tabaco, pero los recursos financieros siguen siendo muy escasos Report not provided WHO African Region
Saudi Arabia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal Les ressources particulièrement celles des Partenaires ont permis de mener plusieurs activités du PNLT. Les ressources particulièrement celles des Partenaires ont permis de mener plusieurs activités du PNLT. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Serbia Since 2012 the earmarking from tobacco products was abolished. Funds allocated to tobacco control activities in the Budget of the Republic of Serbia are very scarce and cannot cover even basic activities. Moreover, due to restriction in employment, human resources in tobacco control are scarce. Since 2012 the earmarking from tobacco products was abolished. Funds devoted to tobacco control activities in the Budget of the Republic of Serbia are very scarce and cannot cover even basic activities. Moreover, due to restriction in employment, human resources in tobacco control are scarce. Since 2012 the earmarking from tobacco products was abolished. Funds devoted to tobacco control activities in the Budget of the Republic of Serbia are very scarce and cannot cover even basic activities. Moreover, due to restriction in employment, human resources in tobacco control are scarce. WHO European Region
Seychelles Limited expertise and resources available in a small country (90000 population) to develop all needed regulations. Strengthening and sustaining the smoking cessation programs within the Ministry of Health (provision of nicotine replacement therapy at free cost for smokers who wishes to quit the habit Limited expertise and resources available in a small country (90000 population) to develop all needed regulations. Strengthening and sustaining the smoking cessation programs within the Ministry of Health (provision of nicotine replacement therapy at free cost for smokers who wishes to quit the habit Limited expertise and resources available in a small country (90000 population) to develop all needed regulations. Strengthening and sustaining the smoking cessation programs within the Ministry of Health (provision of nicotine replacement therapy at free cost for smokers who wishes to quit the habit WHO African Region
Sierra Leone FCTC investment case report 2019 FCTC Needs assessment report 2013 FCTC Needs assessment report 2013 WHO African Region
Singapore Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Slovakia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Slovenia Report not provided Slovenia is a small country with very limited resources (financial and human). Small country with very limited resources (financial and human) with consequent handicap in leadership in the area of tobacco-control. WHO European Region
Solomon Islands The Solomon Islands conducted the Tobacco Control Needs Assessment in collaboration with the convention secretariat in March of 2012 where gaps were identified and recommendations made. The Solomon Islands is committed to ensure that the gaps identified be nullified as we progress to implement the recommendations. See Needs Assessment document attached.) This document continues to guide us in prioritizing the areas of tobacco control going forward. The Solomon Islands conducted the Tobacco Control Needs Assessment in collaboration with the convention secretariat in March of 2012 where gaps were identified and recommendations made. The Solomon Islands is committed to ensure that the gaps identified be nullified as we progress to implement the recommendations. See Needs Assessment document attached.) This document continues to guide us in prioritizing the areas of tobacco control going forward. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa Need for more technical support for the drafting of regulations Article 9: contents of tobacco products and for the amendment of the the Tobacco Products Control Act Need for more technical support for the drafting of regulations Article 9: contents of tobacco products and for the amendment of the the Tobacco Products Control Act Need for more technical support for the drafting of regulations Article 9: contents of tobacco products and for the amendment of the the Tobacco Products Control Act WHO African Region
Spain Answer not provided Actualmente se están concentrando los esfuerzos en las tareas de vigilancia y aplicación de las medidas legislativas, en campañas de concienciación y sensibilización sobre los productos del tabaco y otros productos relacionados y en programas de capacitación de profesionales sanitarios sobre intervenciones en tabaquismo. La situación de crisis no permite destinar recursos suficientes para la vigilancia y control de las medidas legislativas y por otra parte, ha limitado los recursos destinados a infraestructuras y programas. WHO European Region
Sri Lanka - Commitment from HE the President is a major favourable factor - Needs proper advocacy with Finance Minister and his Ministry to improve taxation formula - Needs to improve coordination with other relevant stakeholders - Lack of human resources - Commitment from HE the President is a major favourable factor - Needs proper advocacy with Finance Minister and his Ministry to improve taxation formula - Needs to improve coordination with other relevant stakeholders - Lack of human resources Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan 1. ضرورة ترفيع وحدة التبغ الي ادارة بها عدد من الموظفين للتمكين من الاداء الجيد 2. التنقل السريع للكوادر العاملة و خاصة بوحدة التبغ 3.عدم وجود احتياجات مكتبية أساسية بوحدة مكافحة التبغ مثل لاب توب ، طابعة.....الخ 4. توفير ميزانية ثابة غير ميزانيات المشاريع ١.عدم وجود ميزانيات كافية مستمرة لتنفيذ اتفاقية وسياسات منظمة الصحة العالمية ٢. الانتقال السريع للشخص المسؤل عن مكافحة التبغ مما يتسبب ٣.عدم وجود احتياجات أساسية بوحدة مكافحة التبغ Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Suriname Answer not provided The Convention Secretariat in coordination with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Cooperation Centre for Tobacco Control (ICCTC) jointly organized a meeting in May 2017 in Montevideo to promote fuller implementation of the WHO FCTC in the era of the SDGs. The meeting brought together Parties at very different levels of implementation of the treaty, with the aim to identify South-South and triangular cooperation between Parties who could provide support (providers) and countries who needed support in the implementation of the Convention. As a result of the meeting, Suriname identified 2 priority areas and submitted the project proposals for Cessation and Enforcement. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) Analysis and Data to Action Workshop was held on 1-4 august 2017, organized by WHO Geneva in collaboration with US CDC. The majority of time was spend on the exercise on linking the data to action resulted in the following: -A rapid assessment of strengths and weaknesses in data application (Spidergram and Fishbone diagram ) were undertaken:  Legislation/policies present but not implemented fully;/enforcement needs to be strengthened; interventions/programs occasional  Data is occasionally used -Three priority action areas were selected that can be improved : 1. Protection from second-hand smoke (art. 8 FCTC). 35.1% of students were exposed to tobacco smoke at home, while 42.7% of students were exposed to tobacco smoke inside enclosed public spaces 2. Knowledge and Attitudes: Education, communication, training and public awareness (art. 12 FCTC).54.3% of students who were taught in school about the dangers of tobacco use in the past 12 months 38, 8% Students favored banning smoking at outdoor public places. 3. Access and availability: Sale to and by minors (art. 16 FCTC).77, 6% of Current cigarette smokers were not prevented from buying cigarettes because of their age and. High proportion of minors buy cigarettes in stores and are not prohibited from purchasing Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Sweden Conclusions from the assessment of previous strategy for alcohol, narcotic drugs, doping and tobacco (ANDT) policy 2011-2015 may be found in the revised strategy. http://www.regeringen.se/rattsdokument/skrivelse/2016/02/skr.20151686/ Conclusions from the assessment of previous strategy for alcohol, narcotic drugs, doping and tobacco (ANDT) policy 2011-2015 may be found in the revised strategy. http://www.regeringen.se/rattsdokument/skrivelse/2016/02/skr.20151686/ Conclusions from the assessment of previous strategy for alcohol, narcotic drugs, doping and tobacco (ANDT) policy 2011-2015 may be found in the revised strategy. http://www.regeringen.se/rattsdokument/skrivelse/2016/02/skr.20151686/ WHO European Region
Syrian Arab Republic يحتاج تنفيذ اتفاقية منظمة الصحة العالمية الإطارية بشأن مكافحة التبغ إلى تمويل كبير لا يمكن للتمويل المحلي تغطينه يحتاج تنفيذ اتفاقية منظمة الصحة العالمية الإطارية بشأن مكافحة التبغ إلى تمويل كبير لا يمكن للتمويل المحلي تغطينه Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Thailand 1) The lack of manpower focus on tobacco control activities especially at local level. This is a main limitation on implementing the Convention effectively. 2) Most current smokers are not interested in quitting. Even cessation services available on the health care facilities, those did not visit in any health care facilities did not receive the cessation service. 1) The lack of manpower focus on tobacco control activities especially at local level. This is a main limitation on implementing the Convention effectively. 2) Though there are several innovative means to reduce secondhand smoke, the finding from the latest survey revealed that the exposure rate still high. The reason could be from less recognition on the impact of exposure to secondhand smoke on health, budget constraint to raise social awareness through regular mass media and various campaign activities. 3) Most current smokers are not interested in quitting. Even cessation services available on the health care facilities, those did not visit in any health care facilities did not receive the cessation service. 1) The lack of manpower focus on tobacco control activities especially at local level. This is a main limitation on implementing the Convention effectively. 2) Though there are several innovative means to reduce secondhand smoke, the finding from the latest survey revealed that the exposure rate still high. The reason could be from less recognition on the impact of exposure to secondhand smoke on health, budget constraint to raise social awareness through regular mass media and various campaign activities. 3) Most current smokers are not interested in quitting. Even cessation services available on the health care facilities, those did not visit in any health care facilities did not receive the cessation service. WHO South-East Asia Region
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia There are no sufficient organizational and financial resources There are no sufficient organizational and financial resources There are no sufficient organizational and financial resources WHO European Region
Timor-Leste Political commitment, Funding for implementation, lack of human resources and minimum collaboration among relevant stakeholders. Political commitment, Funding for implementation, lack of human resources and minimum collaboration among relevant stakeholders. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Togo manque de ressources financières, humaines et matérielles pou la mise en œuvre de la CCLAT manque de ressources financières, humaines et matérielles pou la mise en œuvre de la CCLAT manque de ressources financières, humaines et matérielles pou la mise en œuvre de la CCLAT WHO African Region
Tonga < Lack of financial resources and human capacity to carry out enforcement activities < Lack of data on the locally grown tobacco and other priority areas including tobacco related mortality and economic costs < Lack of financial resources and human capacity to carry out enforcement activities < Lack of data on the locally grown tobacco and other priority areas including tobacco related mortality and economic costs < Lack of financial resources and human capacity to carry out enforcement activities < Lack of data on the locally grown tobacco and other priority areas including tobacco related mortality and economic costs WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia Les fonds prévus pour la lutte antitabac ne sont pas définis selon les besoins relatifs à lapplication des directives de la convention cadre de lutte contre le tabac qui exige beaucoup de moyens pour le contrôle de la mise en oeuvre de la convention cadre, les analyses et tests démissions, le contrôle transfrontalier. Le budget disponible ne tien compte que des activités de sensibilisation, de formation et de la fourniture dun appoint en substituts nicotiniques Les fonds prévus pour la lutte antitabac ne sont pas définis selon les besoins relatifs à lapplication des directives de la convention cadre de lutte contre le tabac qui exige beaucoup de moyens pour le contrôle de la mise en oeuvre de la convention cadre, les analyses et tests démissions, le contrôle transfrontalier. Le budget disponible ne tien compte que des activités de sensibilisation, de formation et de la fourniture dun appoint en substituts nicotiniques les fonds prévus pour la lutte antitabac ne sont pas évalués selon les besoins pour lapplication de la convention qui nécessite beaucoup de fonds pour le contrôle, les mises en garde, les analyses et tests démissions, le contrôle transfrontalier , mais les fonds disponibles ne tiennent en compte que les activités de sensibilisation et de formation et lacquisition dun appoint en substituts nicotiniques WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Turkmenistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Tuvalu Our public health officers and tobacco control focal point have many responsibilities, so it would be helpful to have in-country technical support and funding to support enforcement positions. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Uganda Report not provided Report not provided Available funding is about 10% of the required resources for implementation of the convention. WHO African Region
Ukraine The main gap is that national resources (funding from the government of Ukraine) for tobacco control are not provided. The main gap is that national resources (funding from the government of Ukraine) for tobacco control are not provided. The main gap is that national resources (funding from the government of Ukraine) for tobacco control are not provided. 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 Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
United Republic of Tanzania Human resource and the resources available are purely from donor community; Few NGOs to support control of Tobacco in the country; Professional Associations not involved in the area of Tobacco control Human resource to The resources available are purely from donor community Answer not provided WHO African Region
Uruguay Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Vanuatu Need human resources dedicated for tobacco control which, if enforcement is also strengthened, can be an investment. Report not provided Need human resources dedicated for tobacco control which, if enforcement is also strengthened, can be an investment. WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam There is limited human and financial resources for enforcement of smoke-free environment There is limited human and financial resources for enforcement of smoke-free environment Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Yemen Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Zambia Answer not provided Answer not provided 1. Weak Multisectoral response 2. Lack of a comprehensive tobacco and nicotine products control bill 3. Lack of a Tobacco Control Strategic plan 4. Weak monitoring of Tobacco Industry interference in Tobacco Control Policies and activities 5. Inadequate Information, Education and Communication activities 6. Inadequate mechanisms to identify alternative livelihoods to tobacco growing 7. Protection of the environment from tobacco growing 8. Control of illicit trade in tobacco trade 9. Inadequate research on health and economic arguments for tobacco control WHO African Region
Zimbabwe Need more staff for Tobacco Control Unit. Need specific budget Tobacco Control Unit Need Technical and Financial Support from WHO Afro Region Need more staff for Tobacco Control Unit. Need specific budget Tobacco Control Unit Need Technical and Financial Support from WHO Afro Region Need more staff for Tobacco Control Unit. Need specific budget Tobacco Control Unit Need Technical and Financial Support from WHO Afro Region WHO African Region
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