Table 1

Brief description of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Articles included in this review

FCTC ArticleDescription
Article 5.3Protect tobacco control policies against industry interference.
Article 6Price and tax measures to reduce tobacco consumption, including raising the price of tobacco products through taxation, prohibiting/restricting tobacco sales to international travellers and dedicating tobacco tax revenues to fund tobacco control.
Article 8Protection from exposure to tobacco smoke in indoor public places, workplaces, public transport and other public places.
Article 9Regulation of tobacco product contents through testing and measuring contents and emissions of tobacco products.
Article 10Regulation of tobacco product disclosures by requiring tobacco manufacturers and importers to disclose information about contents, toxic constituents and emissions of their products.
Article 11Require health warnings on tobacco product packaging and prohibit misleading tobacco packaging and labelling.
Article 12Use all available communication tools to promote education, communication, training and public awareness of tobacco control issues.
Article 13Enforce comprehensive bans on all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
Article 14Promote tobacco cessation and provide treatment for dependence through healthcare providers, and accessible, low-cost interventions.
Article 15Eliminate all forms of illicit trade in tobacco products, including smuggling, illicit manufacturing and counterfeiting.
Article 16Prohibit sales of tobacco products to and by minors, including a ban on the sale of tobacco products at point of sale, restrictions on accessibility to tobacco vending machines and ban on the sale of single cigarettes or small packs.
Article 17Promote economically viable alternatives for tobacco workers, growers and individual sellers.
Article 18Protect the environment and health of persons with respect to the cultivation and manufacturing of tobacco.
Article 19Legislative action to deal with criminal and civil liability, including compensation where appropriate.
Article 20Research, surveillance and exchange of information on tobacco control, including patterns of, determinants and outcomes of tobacco consumption.
Article 21Require Parties to submit periodic reports on implementation of the Convention.
Article 22International cooperation to promote the transfer of technical, scientific and legal expertise and technology to establish and strengthen national tobacco control strategies.