Publications - Tobacco Control Programme

WHO-FCTC-10 years-120This 10-year report highlights the achievements made in the African Region in implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) during the period February 2005 to December 2014. The WHO Regional Office for Africa has been supporting Member States in implementing the provisions of the Convention through national policies, laws and regulations. Significant progress has been made in the Region, but challenges still remain. The WHO Regional Office for Africa remains committed to providing the technical leadership that is required to ensure implementation of the Convention.

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Guidelines for implementation of the WHO FCTC

Article 5.3 | Article 8 | Articles 9 and 10 | Article 11 | Article 12 | Article 13 | Article 14
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The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization. The WHO FCTC is an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health. The WHO FCTC represents a paradigm shift in developing a regulatory strategy to address addictive substances; in contrast to previous drug control treaties, the WHO FCTC asserts the importance of demand reduction strategies as well as supply issues.

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Youth and tobacco use

This document highlights the burden of tobacco use, health risks and prevention measures with a view to improving access by young people to accurate information on tobacco. The information presented in this document is useful to young people, parents, educators, and all tobacco control advocates in the African Region in order to prevent young people from starting tobacco use, and to protect them from exposure to second-hand smoke.

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icon Towards tobacco-free young people in the African Region [1.64 MB] 

Policies for tobacco control in the African Region 2013:: Policies for tobacco control in the African Region, 2013 [pdf: 756.71 kB]

The main goal of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is reducing the prevalence of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. This goal cannot be attained without effective enforcement of the measures in the WHO FCTC.

Countries in the African Region are making great effort to develop comprehensive tobacco control policies and programmes and are trying to enforce these measures despite the challenges they are faced with, in particular tobacco industry interference and limited resources.

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Bans on tobacco advertising promotion and sponsorship in the African Region 2013:: Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in the African Region, 2013 
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Banning tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is an obligation under Article 13 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). Countries should implement comprehensive measures in order to eliminate tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship at both domestic and international levels. The ban should be in national legislation and not a voluntary measure. Countries in the African Region are at different stages in banning tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in 2013.

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Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) have committed themselves to protecting the health of their populations by joining the fight against the tobacco epidemic. To help countries fulfil the promise of the WHO FCTC and turn this global consensus into a global reality, this document presents – a policy package that builds on the measures of the WHO FCTC that have been proven to reduce smoking prevalence.

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This document provides an overview of the tobacco epidemic in the African Region. Key articles in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) are featured in the document along with a selection of findings from the Global Youth Tobacco Surveys (GYTS), the Global School Personnel Surveys (GSPS) and the Global Health Professions Student Surveys (GHPSS). These surveys were conducted by countries in the African Region since 1999.

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