Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

WHO's mandate on monitoring the tobacco industry

Rocco Rorandelli/TerraProject

Monitoring the tobacco industry

Understanding the tobacco industry's practices is crucial for the success of tobacco control policies. In recognition of this reality, TFI, following WHO's Member States' mandate, is monitoring and drawing global attention to the activities and practices of the tobacco industry. It does so in conformity with the call of the WHA Resolution 54.18 and also the text of the WHO FCTC, where it asks countries to remain:"… alert to any efforts by the tobacco industry to undermine or subvert tobacco control efforts and the need to be informed of activities of the tobacco industry that have a negative impact on tobacco control efforts…"