Model Legislation for Tobacco Control: A policy development and legislative drafting manual


International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)




This Manual is designed to assist policy makers in designing and implementing evidence-based tobacco control legislation. The Manual was developed after studying tobacco control laws and regulations from countries and regions of the world. It then went through a rigorous review process by a diverse group of tobacco control experts with legal, policy, scientific and programming experience to ensure its broad applicability for countries ready for tobacco control legislation.

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Journals' issues

Global Health Promotion; 17 (Supp. 1); March 2010

Guest Editor

Karen Slama


Tobacco Control and Health Equity


This issue contains articles based on presentations for the IUHPE-organised seesions during the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, March 2009, in Mumbai, India.

Global Health Promotion; 16 (Supp. 2); March 2009

Guest Editor

Charles G. Warren


Global Tobacco Surveillance


This issue, supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), presents the the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS). The GTSS provides a flexible system that includes common data items but allows countries to include important unique information at their discretion in order to monitor and evaluate National Tobacco Control Action Plans and articles from the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the world's first public health treaty on tobacco control. The synergy between the WHO FCTC, National Tobacco Control Action Plans, and GTSS offers countries a unique opportunity to develop, implement, and evaluate their comprehensive tobacco control programs.

Promotion & Education; 12 (Supp. 4); March 2005


The growing crisis of tobacco consumption in francophone Africa


The publication provides a snapshot of existing knowledge on the tobacco situation in French-speaking Africa and the emerging responses to control the growing epidemic. Articles present current data on prevalence, an assessment of the health and economic impact of tobacco in the region, the tobacco industry's market expansion forecasts and their strategies to deflect public health measures. Specific topics particularly relevant to the region such as smuggling, poverty and advertising are covered by short articles commissioned from Francophone African journalists. It also includes an analysis of initiatives and developments in health promotion and tobacco control, which illustrate how the region organises itself both locally and internationally to best respond and impede the growing epidemic.