Tobacco Control Laws
Database of laws and judicial decisions from around the globe with in depth analysis, country fact sheets, comparison tables and search options.
Major Litigation Victories
A list of major court cases from around the world where public health has prevailed.

Pending Litigation
Learn where the tobacco industry is currently engaged in legal challenges around the world.

Plain Packaging Toolkit
A comprehensive practical guide to plain packaging policy development and legal drafting.

Essential Elements Series
Summaries of the WHO FCTC guidelines that highlight key legislative elements to assist in drafting effective laws.

Template for Effective Tobacco Control Legislation
A companion to the Essential Elements series, this template gives comprehensive examples of effective legal drafting.

WHO FCTC and Related Resources

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), which entered into force on February 27, 2005, has set the policy framework internationally for tobacco control. See our fact sheets:

Guidelines
Guidelines have been developed to assist Parties in meeting their obligations under the WHO FCTC. To date, eight sets of Guidelines have been adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC:

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, the first Protocol to the Convention, was adopted on November 12, 2012 and entered into force on September 25, 2018.

WHO FCTC Party Reports
Parties to the WHO FCTC are required to submit reports on WHO FCTC implementation to the Convention Secretariat on a semi-annual basis. Parties' reports are available on the Implementation Database.

Legislation

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Other Resources

  • TobaccoTactics is an academic resource that monitors the tobacco industry and charts its influence in public health, scientific research, and policy regulation.
  • Tobacco.org tracks media reports around tobacco control worldwide.
  • Tobacco Industry Documents Library provides access to 14 million documents created by tobacco companies about their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, scientific research, and political activities.