The role of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco will again be discussed next week at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

The meeting agenda confirms that the 181 parties to the FCTC intend to forge ahead with their goal of “bringing the fight against tobacco to the next level”. And that includes taking aim at electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and heat-not-burn (HnB) products – notably, how governments should regulate them and how to tackle advertising and the depiction of tobacco online, especially in social media.

The stage for COP8, which runs from 1st to 6th October in Geneva, Switzerland, will be set by a keynote address from Vera da Costa e Silva, the head of the convention secretariat. She will “outline the work and challenges ahead” as governments seek to shape a “global strategy to accelerate tobacco control” over the next five years.

Read full article
I'm already a subscriber
Author default picture

TobaccoIntelligence

Our Key Benefits

The global novel nicotine market is in an opaque regulatory environment that requires professionals to be on top of industry developments to make informed decisions and optimise their strategy.

TobaccoIntelligence provides organisations with leading market and regulatory data analysis to anticipate and understand market developments globally and the impact of regulatory changes to the business.

  • Stay informed of any legal and market change in the sector that impacts your organisation
  • Maximise resources by getting market and legal data analysis daily in one place
  • Make smart decisions by understanding how the regulatory and market landscape evolves
  • Anticipate risks in your decisions by monitoring regulatory changes that impact your organisation