What we offer

The Center for Studies on Tobacco and Health (CETAB) serves as the Knowledge Hub for Articles 17 and 18 of the WHO FCTC, offering support to Parties through initiatives that include capacity building and information sharing regarding the several aspects of articles 17 & 18. It also provides direct technical support to Parties in specific conditions.


Capacity Building

CETAB provides a number of regular in-person training courses in tobacco control which emphasize how a tobacco growing country addresses the tobacco epidemic. Furthermore, it has experience with e-learning tools (community of practices) particularly focusing on enforcement of tobacco control legislation and regulatory approaches. Both initiatives were put on hold until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. It is anticipated that in 2021 CETAB will not provide an in-person course. However, under its functions as KH for articles 17 & 18, CETAB will offer regular Webinars until de COVID19 pandemic is controlled.


Information sharing
Knowledge Hub website

Our knowledge hub website provides:

  • An overview of relevant publications on topics related to Articles 17 & 18
  • Updates on recent experiences and case-studies concerning the implementation of articles 17 & 18, relevant research conducted by CETAB, and events promoted by the Center
  • Links to useful resources developed by other experts and partners in the area
  • Videos and podcasts linked to the topic

Research and publications

Through CETAB’s KH website, we share publications with different audiences on articles 17&18 as well as their respective Guidelines. We also make available relevant literature that addresses the relationship between article 17&18 implementation and tobacco control measures. We gather information, prepare and share factsheets, brochures, translated materials, and newsletters in these areas.


Direct assistance
We support the Convention Secretariat in responding to WHO FCTC parties’ requests for technical assistance within articles 17&18 aspects. These are addressed on a case-by-case basis.