FCTC Article 9
Article 9 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) recommends measures to regulate the contents and emissions of tobacco products and the methods by which they are tested and measured 
The Conference of the Parties (COP), in consultation with competent international bodies, proposes guidelines for testing and measuring the contents and emissions of tobacco products, and for the regulation of these contents and emissions. Each party of the treaty should adopt such testing and measuring, according to the existing laws.
This supports in developing effective tobacco product regulation. Tobacco product regulation has the potential to contribute to reducing tobacco-attributable disease and premature death by reducing the attractiveness of tobacco products, reducing their addictiveness or reducing their overall toxicity.
Parties should consider giving the authority responsible for tobacco control matters the responsibility for, or at a minimum the power to provide input into, the approval, adoption and implementation of the above-mentioned measures.
Implementation - Sri Lanka
According to the section 40 of National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) Act, No. 27 of 2006 every manufacturer and every importer of a tobacco product, should conduct tests for the purpose of identifying the constituents of each brand of tobacco product manufactured or imported, at such intervals and in accordance with such requirements, in consultation with the necessary Government Analyst.
Tobacco Unmasked Resources
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