FCTC Article 10

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Article 10 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) recommends measures to disclose to government authorities and the public, the information on the constituents and emissions of tobacco products.[1]

Guiding Principles

Every country who is a party to the treaty should adopt laws to disclose to the government authorities about the toxic constituents and the emissions of tobacco products. The manufacturers and importers of tobacco products are bonded to obey the above mentioned laws.[1]

Advantages

This supports to reduce the attractiveness of tobacco products. It also supports in developing effective tobacco product regulations, reducing their addictiveness and/or reducing their overall toxicity.[1]

Implementation

Partial guidelines were adopted at 4th Conference of Parties (COP4) and amendments were adopted at 5th & 6th (COP5 and COP6).

Countries were recommended to give the tobacco control authorities in their countries the power to adopt and implement the above-mentioned measures.[2]

Implementation - Sri Lanka

According to the section 40 of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) Act, No. 27 of 2006 manufacturers and importers of tobacco products should conduct tests to identify the constituents of each brand of tobacco product manufactured or imported, at intervals and requirements agreed in consultation with the Government Analyst. Further they are responsible to send the test results to the NATA.

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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 World Health Organization. Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 2005, accessed March 2017
  2. WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2015.World Health Organization, 2015, accessed March, 2017