Guidelines and policy options and recommendations for implementation of the WHO FCTC

The guidelines and policy options and recommendations are developed through a wide consultative and intergovernmental processes established by the Conference of the Parties (COP) and are acknowledged by the Parties as a valuable tool in implementation of the Convention.

Eight guidelines have been adopted so far by the COP covering the provisions of nine articles of the Convention: Articles 5.3, 6, 8, 9 and 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.

COP8 took decision FCTC/COP8(17) calling Parties to consider the recommendations made by the Expert Group on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Depiction of Tobacco in Entertainment Media in their report prepared for the COP8.