The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was developed in response to the globalised tobacco epidemic. It is an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health and has become one of the most rapidly and widely embraced treaties in United Nations history.
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
In this section
- Article 5.3 of the FCTC sets out an obligation that ‘in setting and implementing their public health policies with respect to tobacco control, Parties shall act to protect policies from the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law’. Read more
- The Government has deferred its consideration of becoming a party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Read more
- As a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, New Zealand must be transparent in its dealings with the tobacco industry. This page records meetings with tobacco industry representatives between 2011 and the present. Read more