This paper provides an update of the links between trade and investment liberalization and tobacco control and outlines two ways in which the tobacco industry has sought to exploit trade and investment agreements. Furthermore, this paper examines the challenges that trade and investment agreements continue to pose for tobacco control at the domestic level and outlines challenges faced by governments in coordinating their public health policies with their trade and investment policies.
This document, prepared by the members of the WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet), outlines the protocol for the machine smoking of cigarettes under intense conditions. This protocol will then be used for validating test methods for various chemical emissions in mainstream smoke, which are on the priority list set forth by the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
This report provides information by country on the proportion of adult (age 30 years and above) deaths attributable to tobacco by major communicable and non-communicable causes by age and sex. It builds and is consistent with the global estimate provided in WHO’s 2009 report entitled Global health risks: mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks.