Building capacity for tobacco control: training package
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tobacco Free Initiative and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease have just released a new training package to help strengthen the capacity of Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to fulfil their obligations under the treaty.
The package is targeted at government officials and representatives of NGOs responsible for developing, promoting, implementing and enforcing tobacco control legislation at national or sub-national levels.
The training package aims to facilitate strategic planning and action to achieve effective legislation related to three main FCTC articles and MPOWER strategies:
Develop, promote, implement and enforce effective policies and legislation to protect the public and workers from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke.
Develop, promote, implement and enforce effective policies and legislation on tobacco packaging and labelling, including graphic health warnings and the elimination of misleading labelling.
Develop, promote, implement and enforce comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
All three components of the training package address common tobacco industry arguments and tactics and how to counter them.
If you would like to use this training package for your own training purposes, please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org