Resources category: WHO
Resources category: WHO
WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2021: addressing new and emerging products
The eighth WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic tracks the progress made by countries in tobacco control since 2008 including data on electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as ‘e-cigarettes’.
Best practices on implementation of the tobacco advertising and display ban at point of sale (Article 13 of the WHO FCTC): a four-country case study
This report reviews the relevant legislation related to the POS advertising and display bans and examines experience with enforcement and monitoring in four countries: Ireland, Norway, Finland and the UK.
Advanced country practices in the implementation of WHO FCTC Article 13 and its guidelines
Advanced practices and lessons learned from Parties in the implementation of Article 13, with a focus on combatting cross-border advertising and the depiction of tobacco in entertainment media.
WHO Compliance Data for smokefree and TAPS
Country-level compliance data that accompanies the WHO's annual report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic.
WHO Tobacco product regulation: building laboratory testing capacity
The new tobacco laboratory guide is a useful resource for countries, and provides regulators and policymakers with comprehensible information on how to test tobacco products, what products to test, and how to use testing data in a meaningful way to support regulation.
WHO Tobacco Product Regulation: Basic Handbook
The “Tobacco product regulation: basic handbook” provides a basic reference document for non-scientist regulators in any country and serves as a tool for health authorities and other interested parties seeking resources and planning on how to monitor, evaluate, and regulate tobacco products. Further, the handbook includes relevant country case studies detailing specific approaches enacted globally.
Case Study: Regulatory approaches to tobacco products, menthol in tobacco products
This set of case study, focusing specifically on regulations of menthol in tobacco products, provide practical guidance to countries by describing effective regulatory strategies in tobacco product regulation, including lessons learned and challenges encountered in developing and implementing menthol related regulation.
WHO Key Elements of Tobacco Control Legislation
The World Health Organizations Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) list of key elements of legislation for tobacco control.
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, Quitting Tobacco Use, 2019
This report, WHO’s seventh in the series, provides a country-level examination of the global tobacco epidemic and identifies countries that have applied selected measures for reducing tobacco use. This report focuses on supporting tobacco users to increase cessation success.
Stakeholder Mapping Tool
This online tool was developed by WHO to support stakeholder mapping in Family Planning but can be adapted for use in tobacco control.
Evaluation of Smoking-related Deaths Averted Due to Three Years of Policy Progress
This study aims to determine the number of smoking-attributable deaths were averted due to the implementation of MPOWER policies.
WHO Making Cities Smokefree, 2011
This WHO publication offers practical guidance to assist staff and city officials prepare for and implement smokefree legislation.
Enforcement of and compliance with tobacco control legislation: A guide for the AFRO region
This guide from the WHO Regional Office for Africa provides useful tools for all those involved in promoting enforcement of, and compliance with, tobacco control legislation.
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic,TAPS, 2013
This report, WHO’s fourth in the series, provides a country-level examination of the global tobacco epidemic and identifies countries that have applied selected measures for reducing tobacco use. This report focuses on Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
Examples of Smokefree Protocols
Examples of smokefree protocols to support the implementation of smokefree policies.
WHO 2008 Tobacco Industry Interference with Tobacco Control
This document aims to provide background and contextual information on tobacco industry interference practices and how Contracting Parties to the WHO FCTC can monitor industry interference efforts and better implement FCTC Article 5.3 guidelines.