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Commentary: Lessons from Tobacco Control for the Obesity Control Movement

Commentary: Lessons from Tobacco Control for the Obesity Control Movement COMMENTARY Lessons from Tobacco Control for the Obesity Control Movement RICHARD A. DAYNARD HE in paper by Yach et al. this issue celebrates WHO's - extraordinary accomplishment in fostering the devel- opment and adoption by the World Health Assembly of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control P c) (FCTC) and investigates the possibility of applying *'5M policies and mechanisms similar to those in the FCTC of to the developing epidemic obesity. The FCTC requires parties to adopt strong measures in a number of areas, including protecting non-smokers from secondhand smoke; requiring manufacturers to disclose the contents and emissions of tobacco and to products place large health warnings on the packages; if restricting and, constitutionally permissible, banning all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; impeding smuggling; and banning tobacco product sales to minors. In addition, the FCTC urges parties to consider tax increases to reduce demand; banning deceptive or misleading terms such as "low tar," "light," and "mild;" including pictures or pictograms on the mandated package warnings; enacting legislation or applying existing laws to "deal with criminal and civil liability, including compensation where and appropriate;" generally to exceed the minimum of the so as requirements treaty to best con- trol the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Public Health Policy Springer Journals

Commentary: Lessons from Tobacco Control for the Obesity Control Movement

Journal of Public Health Policy , Volume 24 (4) – Sep 1, 2003

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Journal of Public Health Policy, Inc.
Subject
Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general; Sociology, general; Social Policy; Public Health; Medical Sociology; Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights
ISSN
0197-5897
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1745-655X
DOI
10.2307/3343375
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Abstract

COMMENTARY Lessons from Tobacco Control for the Obesity Control Movement RICHARD A. DAYNARD HE in paper by Yach et al. this issue celebrates WHO's - extraordinary accomplishment in fostering the devel- opment and adoption by the World Health Assembly of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control P c) (FCTC) and investigates the possibility of applying *'5M policies and mechanisms similar to those in the FCTC of to the developing epidemic obesity. The FCTC requires parties to adopt strong measures in a number of areas, including protecting non-smokers from secondhand smoke; requiring manufacturers to disclose the contents and emissions of tobacco and to products place large health warnings on the packages; if restricting and, constitutionally permissible, banning all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; impeding smuggling; and banning tobacco product sales to minors. In addition, the FCTC urges parties to consider tax increases to reduce demand; banning deceptive or misleading terms such as "low tar," "light," and "mild;" including pictures or pictograms on the mandated package warnings; enacting legislation or applying existing laws to "deal with criminal and civil liability, including compensation where and appropriate;" generally to exceed the minimum of the so as requirements treaty to best con- trol the

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Published: Sep 1, 2003

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