- Disseminate systematic information on the FCTC treaty, Article 5.3 and associated guidelines to avoid conflicts of interest. This information should target all public stakeholders (politicians, MPs, local authorities, etc.) who may be in relationship with the tobacco industry and its allies.
- Communicate to the general public on the website of the Minister and to journalists to help disseminate this topic and specific rules.
- Define specific rules for the tobacco industry and financial vested interests with exclusion in presence of such interests. Distinguish between non-profit organizations that are linked to or independent from the tobacco industry, and whether they are acting in the public interest or promoting the tobacco industry’s interests. The current approach does not respect the spirit of Article 5.3 and does not align with the FCTC treaty to work with civil society.
- Extend provisions on transparency to third parties, such as representatives of tobacco retailers which have close relationships with the tobacco industry and with public authorities.
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