The aim of Article 5.3 of the FCTC is to ensure that policies can be put into practice without interference from an industry whose primarily goal is to keep people smoking, in order to generate profit.

On July 15, the Smokefree Partnership organised a seminar in the European Parliament (Brussels) on the role of article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC in protecting public policy from tobacco industry influence and to launch the third issue of the ‘Spotlight on FCTC’

Speakers included Mrs Androulla Vassilou (EU Commissioner for Health), Dr Anna Gilmore (University of Bath), Mr Akinbode Oluwafemi (Environmental Rights Action’s Manager in Lagos, Nigeria) and Mrs Jeanne King (Smokefree Partnership).

The seminar was hosted by Mrs Avril Doyle, MEP.

Seminar on ‘The role of article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in protecting public policy from tobacco industry influence’


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a partnership between Cancer Research UK, the European Heart Network and Action on Smoking and Health (UK). We aim to promote tobacco control advocacy and policy research at EU and national levels in collaboration with other EU health organisations and EU tobacco control networks.