Guidelines and policy options and recommendations for implementation of the WHO FCTC

The guidelines and policy options and recommendations are developed through a wide consultative and intergovernmental process established by the Conference of the Parties (COP) and are acknowledged by the Parties as a valuable tool in implementation of the Convention.

Eight guidelines have been adopted so far by the COP covering the provisions of nine articles of the Convention: Articles 5.3, 6, 8, 9 and 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.

The COP also adopted at its sixth session (2014) a set of policy options and recommendations on economically sustainable alternatives to tobacco growing (in relation to Articles 17 and 18 of the WHO FCTC).