Global Smokefree Partnership (GSP) is launching the 2010 Status Report on Article 8 at the Fourth Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), being held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, 15-20 November. Now available on the GSP website, the report focuses on the progress in smokefree laws in recent years in countries that are Parties to the FCTC as well as examples in world regions, such as Latin America, which shows significant improvements to smokefree legislation (Download the presskit in ENGLISH - SPANISH). The report also covers best practice at national and sub-national level, as well as strong national laws that have limited exemptions. It also highlights the challenges faced by tobacco control advocates and policy makers in enacting and enforcing smokefree laws. Further, the report cites best practices of countries and regions that are implementing comprehensive smokefree laws or making significant progress as well as efforts of the tobacco industry to challenge those laws. The report is available in English, French and Spanish and can be accessed here:
Also available are testimonies of international experts underlining the importance of 100% smokefree legislation around the world (Download the file in ENGLISH - SPANISH) and key facts on smoking and smokefree policies (Download the file in ENGLISH).