Expansion of Smoke-Free Policies: Stepping Up FCTC’s Game

Aikaterini Tsampi, Jasper V. Been, Michelle Bruijn, Brigit Toebes

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The Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) is undoubtedly the most
efficient international instrument for tobacco control. Article 8 FCTC shapes many
smoke-free policies worldwide and in doing so it is usually associated with smoke-free
regulation in enclosed public spaces. Our paper highlights that the FCTC contains a
sound foundation for smoke-free policies that stretch beyond enclosed public places,
such as open public spaces and (quasi-)private spaces. We demonstrate, in particular,
that such wide smoke-free regulation, which is gaining momentum around the globe,
is versatile and compatible with human rights standards. As such, these expanded
smoke-free policies contribute to a wider culture of smoking denormalisation that
scales up FCTC’s aspiration for tobacco control and subsequently to a smoke-free
global society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-274
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Health Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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