WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation
Report on the Scientific Basis of Tobacco Product Regulation: Third Report of a WHO Study Group
Technical Report Series, No 955
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241209557 ISBN-10    9241209550
Order Number    11000955
Price    CHF    7.50 / US$    9.00 Developing countries:    CHF    5.25
English     2009        47   pages
Summary
This WHO Technical Report Series makes available the findings of an international group of experts that provide WHO with the latest scientific and technical advice in the area of product regulation. The third report presents the conclusions reached and recommendations made by the members of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation at its fifth meeting, during which it reviewed two background papers specially commissioned for the meeting and which dealt, respectively, with the following two themes: Devices designed for the purpose of nicotine delivery to the respiratory system in which tobacco is not necessary for their operation and Setting regulatory limits for carcinogens in smokeless tobacco. The Study Group's recommendations in relation to each theme are set out at the end of the section dealing with that theme. Its overall recommendations are summarized in section 4.

The Study Group intends this new set of recommendations to be useful to WHO Member States and national policymakers and regulators in shaping tobacco control policy.