This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Directors Jonathan Samet and Heather Wipfli investigate the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) and the success of the FCTC needs to be assured. Even as the majority of nations in the world ratified the FCTC and thereby committed to implementing its provisions, their capacity to do so is often inadequate. To date, the global tobacco control movement has not had a presence in all countries and many nations that ratified the FCTC lack the capacity to move forward. A failure to do so, particularly in the face of likely opposition from the multinational tobacco companies, would be a potentially disastrous outcome of the FCTC process.
Authors: Samet JM, Wipfli H
Published By: Salud Publica de Mexico
Date: January 1, 2007
Publication Link: http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?pid=S0036-36342007000800022&script=sci_arttext