The Tobacco Industry Interference Index is an attempt to gauge the level of industry interference, as well as the responses or measures implemented by the government to implement Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Article 5.3 of the FCTC aims to protect public health policies from tobacco industry interference. The Implementation of Article 5.3 is key in an effective tobacco control program. To give more clarity to the provisions, the Parties to the FCTC unanimously adopted the Article 5.3 Guidelines in 2008. The Guidelines provide for 8 main recommendations with 34 sub-recommendations to governments to ensure that the industry is prevented from exerting its influence on public health policy.
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