International cooperation for a tobacco-free world

The EU is also working with international partners to reduce tobacco consumption worldwide. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is an international treaty on health, with currently 177 Parties from across the world. Since its creation in 2005, it has gained influence as a global law and policy making body. The EU Member States together with the European Commission are active partners in this process.

Meetings of parties to the Convention

Conferences of the Parties of the Convention are held every second year. Parties take decisions, and adopt protocols and guidelines. The Conference of the Parties looks also after the full implementation of the Convention.

Guidelines

Several guidelines were adopted by the Conference of the Parties:

Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC (Protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry
Guidelines for implementation of Article 8 of the WHO FCTC (Protection from exposure to tobacco smoke)
Partial guidelines for implementation of Article 9 and 10 of the WHO FCTC (Regulation of the contents of tobacco products and regulation of tobacco product disclosures)
Guidelines for implementation of Article 11 of the WHO FCTC (Packaging and labelling of tobacco products)
Guidelines for implementation of Article 12 of the WHO FCTC (Education, communication, training and public awareness)
Guidelines for implementation of Article 13 of the WHO FCTC (Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship)
Guidelines for implementation of Article 14 of the WHO FCTC (Demand reduction measures concerning tobacco dependence and cessation)