The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Fact Sheets

Fact sheets for tobacco advertising and promotion

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has a new list of advertising and promotion fact sheets on its website.

Visit the organisation’s website to learn more about tobacco advertising and promotion in terms of: essential facts, evidence, countering industry arguments and corporate social responsibility.

Factsheets are also available for tobacco advertising and youth in relation to the essential facts, evidence, marketing tactics and harms to youth.

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COP-3 fact sheet: plain packaging

Tobacco packs are designed by tobacco manufacturers to promote tobacco products and undermine the effectiveness of tobacco packaging laws, including laws mandating the display of health warnings and bans on misleading or deceptive information.

Tobacco packs are not simply containers for tobacco products. They should be regulated as the major promotional devices that they are. Tobacco products should be required to be sold in ‘plain packaging’.

Download the full fact sheet in English [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.23 MB], French [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 220.39 KB], Spanish [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 218.95 KB], Russian [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 232.36 KB], Arabic [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 322.71 KB], Chinese [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 507.21 KB].

COP3 fact sheet: point-of-sale

Written for the third session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 17-22 November 2008, Durban, South Africa.

Download in English [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.59 MB], Spanish [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.42 MB], French [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.47 MB], Russian [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.48 MB], Chinese [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.64 MB]and Arabic [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.57 MB].

COP-3 fact sheet: impact of tobacco marketing

Written for the Third Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC in Durban, South Africa, 17-22 November 2008, this FCA fact sheet covers the impact of tobacco marketing on tobacco consumption and the effectiveness of comprehensive bans: Findings of the Monograph on The Role of the Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use.

 Download the PDF in English [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 80.23 KB, Chinese [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 242.69 KB], in Arabic [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 709.6 KB], in Russian [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 440.27 KB], in French [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 317.14 KB], in Spanish [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 319.13 KB].

 

COP-3 fact sheet: tobacco industry corporate social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and stakeholder marketing are part of standard business practice used to make the operating environment more supportive. While there may be benefits for society, the real purpose is to benefit business. This is as true for the tobacco industry as any other sector.

As a recent BMA report (Hastings and Angus 2008) points out this means that “tobacco industry CSR is a form of marketing, and therefore it should be prohibited under the terms of the tobacco advertising ban”.

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was broadly conceived to cover this kind of loophole; it should be used to eliminate tobacco CSR.

Download the full fact sheet (written by Professor Gerard Hastings from the Cancer Research UK Centre for Tobacco Control Research) in English [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 343.03 KB], Spanish [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 319.08 KB], Chinese [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 383.46 KB], French [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 254.28 KB], Arabic [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 133.26 KB], Russian [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 528.67 KB].

COP-3 article 11 fact sheet: emissions constituents

Written for the third session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 17-22 November 2008, Durban, South Africa.

Download in English [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 117.99 KB], Spanish [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 172.71 KB], French [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 150.49 KB], Chinese [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 541.64 KB], Arabic [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 525.53 KB], Russian [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 696.42 KB].
 

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