People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
COP-2 Briefing paper: Implementing Article 5.3 – Protection of Tobacco Control Measures from Interference by the Tobacco Industry
Written for the Second Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC in Bangkok, Thailand, 30 June - 6 July 2007, this briefing paper outlines the implementation of Article 5.3, which reflects the potential for interference by the tobacco industry in efforts to develop and implement tobacco control measures under the FCTC.
This is grounded in extensive evidence of a long history of attempts by the industry to undermine and subvert efforts to protect people from the devastating effects of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke.
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