FACT SHEET: THE ROLE OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN THE GLOBAL TOBACCO TREATY

THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC SERVICE, GOVERNANCE, AND  TRANSPARENCY WHO FCTC: Global Tobacco Treaty The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is a treaty that aims to address the devastating health, social, economic, and environmental consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke. The first treaty developed under the auspices of…

MEDIA, PROGRAMS, AND POLICIES

Media plays a key role in raising awareness about tobacco industry interference. A comprehensive media plan to raise awareness about the tobacco industry’s tactics is ideal. The support of media practitioners have proven to be invaluable as can be seen in these examples: PHILIPPINES 1. DOH warns govt agencies vs tobacco firms May 16, 2010; GMA News Online…

MATERIALS AND ALLIANCES

Informational, educational, and communication (IEC) materials are important tools to describe the importance of tobacco control and of exposing tobacco industry tactics. Some of the materials that advocates found useful in implementing Article 5.3 include: This bulletin is published and distributed by SEATCA to advocates within the region. Advocates and government officials have used this material as part of…

SELF-TEST: RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT ARTICLE 5.3 OF THE WHO FCTC

If your office contributes to tobacco control, then it should be promoting awareness of tobacco industry interference. Find out by answering the questions below. Does your office conduct any of the following activities? Continuously and consistently raises awareness of policies relating to WHO FCTC Article 5.3. Informs and educates all branches of government and the public…