People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
In October 2014, most of the world’s countries gathered for a meeting about the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). At this meeting, generally known as COP6 (for Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties) delegates adopted guidelines for the implementation of the FCTC article that deals with tobacco taxes, Article 6.
So what makes Article 6 guidelines a big deal? The fact that, for the first time, governments are agreeing on what makes – and what doesn’t make – good tobacco tax policy. That makes the guidelines an exceptionally good tool for advocacy and action.
- Putting the FCTC Article 6 guidelines to work
- Comment utiliser les directives pour l’application de l’article 6 de la CCLAT