The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Misinformation about tobacco flavours

Article 9/10: product regulation

FCA responds to misinformation being spread by organisations of tobacco growers about draft guidelines on tobacco flavours prepared for the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which will be held in Uruguay in November.  

In a factsheet and question-answer document, FCA clarifies that the guidelines are designed to remove additives that make tobacco products attractive to youth. It also explains that the guidelines do not ban particular types of tobacco but recommend that Parties to the FCTC “restrict or prohibit” flavourings.

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Download: Facts about Tobacco Flavours [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 118.88 KB], (Spanish version [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 135.06 KB]), (French version [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 181.63 KB]); Tobacco Flavours Q&A [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 236.11 KB], (Spanish [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 241.54 KB] ), (French [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 299.27 KB] )

Backgrounder on the draft guidelines for the Implementation of Articles 9 and 10

The key facilitators of the working group on Articles 9 and 10 have prepared a document that provides background information on the draft guidelines for the Implementation of Articles 9 (Regulation of the contents of tobacco products) and 10 (Regulation of tobacco product disclosures), which are to be presented for adoption at the 4th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the FCTC in November 2010, in Uruguay.

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