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Tracking the relevance of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in legislation and litigation through the online resource, Tobacco Control Laws
  1. Monique E Muggli1,
  2. Annie Zheng2,
  3. Jonathan Liberman3,4,5,
  4. Nicholas Coxon3,4,5,
  5. Liz Candler1,
  6. Kaitlin Donley1,
  7. Patricia Lambert1
  1. 1Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, International Legal Consortium, Washington, DC, USA
  2. 2University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4Cancer Council Victoria, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
  5. 5Union for International Cancer Control, Geneva, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Monique E Muggli, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, International Legal Consortium, 1400 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20005, USA; mmuggli{at}


The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is increasingly referenced and incorporated into the objectives, definitions and provisions of domestic legislation worldwide. It is also relied upon by courts in interpreting and upholding strong tobacco control measures challenged by the tobacco industry. In this special communication, we describe these trends and explore the important new online resource—Tobacco Control Laws (—that has been used to track them.

  • Tobacco industry
  • Litigation
  • Public policy

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