Table 1

 Key policy provisions of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

• Increase tobacco taxes
• Protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke in workplaces, public transport and indoor public places
• Enact comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
• Regulate the packaging and labelling of tobacco products to prevent the use of misleading and deceptive terms such as “light” and “mild”
• Regulate the packaging and labelling of tobacco products to ensure appropriate product warnings are communicated to consumers, for example, obligate the placement of rotating health warnings on tobacco packaging that cover at least 30% (but ideally 50% or more) of the principal display areas and can include pictures or pictograms
• Regulate the testing and disclosure of the content and emissions of tobacco products
• Promote public awareness of tobacco control issues by ensuring broad access to effective comprehensive educational and public awareness programmes on the health risks of tobacco and exposure to tobacco smoke
• Promote and implement effective programmes aimed at promoting the cessation of tobacco use
• Combat smuggling, including the placing of final destination markings on packs
• Implement legislation and programmes to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to minors
• Implement policies to support economically viable alternative sources of income for tobacco workers, growers, and individual sellers