Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

WHO TobReg: report on the scientific basis of tobacco product regulation: 3rd report of a WHO study group

WHO Technical Report Series, no. 955


Publication details

Publication date: 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 120955 7



The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative announces the third volume of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) Technical Report Series on the Scientific Basis of Tobacco Product Regulation. This WHO Technical Report Series makes available the findings of an international group of experts that provide WHO with the latest scientific and technical advice in the area of product regulation.

The third report presents the conclusions reached and recommendations made by the members of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation at its fifth meeting, during which it reviewed two background papers specially commissioned for the meeting and which dealt, respectively, with the following two themes.

  • Devices designed for the purpose of nicotine delivery to the respiratory system in which tobacco is not necessary for their operation.
  • Setting regulatory limits for carcinogens in smokeless tobacco.

The Study Group's recommendations in relation to each theme are set out at the end of the section dealing with that theme. Its overall recommendations are summarized in section 4.

The Study Group intends this new set of recommendations to be useful to WHO Member States and national policymakers and regulators in shaping tobacco control policy.