People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
COP-4: Guidelines for FCTC Articles 9/10 (Regulation of the contents of tobacco products and tobacco product disclosures)
This document relates to item 5.2 of the provisional agenda.
The Framework Convention Alliance endorses the draft guidelines for implementation of Articles 9 and 10 (Regulation of the contents of tobacco products and tobacco product disclosures) and recommends that the fourth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control adopt the proposed guidelines without change.
The FCA recommends that Parties at an earlier stage of FCTC implementation should consider prioritising implementation of other FCTC measures over implementation of the Articles 9 and 10 guidelines, and urges that the Conference of the Parties include advice to this effect in its decision adopting the guidelines.
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