COP8 adopts measures to address tobacco industry interference

October: At the recent Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the WHO FCTC, Parties adopted measures to further protect health policies from tobacco industry interference. While Article 5.3 guidelines have provisions to assist governments to address industry interference, these additional measures will enhance those efforts and tackle some tactics used by the tobacco industry to undermine both national and international tobacco control efforts. These measures will also halt the industry from exploiting UN agencies, inter-governmental bodies and the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to its own end. READ More