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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Tobacco Product Regulation and Control

Director / Head: 
  Dr. Reinskje Talhout
 




Institution:
  Department of Product Composition; Centre for Health Protection
  National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Address:
  Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
  3721 MA
 
Town:
  Bilthoven
Country:
  NETHERLANDS
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +31 (0)30 2744505
Fax:
  (31 30) 274 4446
Web Site:
  http://www.rivm.nl
Date of Designation:
  18/Dec/2007
Last Redesignation:
  02/Dec/2017
Expiry:
  02/Dec/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. To support WHO in its Tobacco Regulation work via TobLabNet to complete the required validation/verification work mandated by the COP to the WHO FCTC and in particular to provide training to support this work;  
  2. To assist WHO in providing training and support in tobacco products testing, in particular to TobLabNet laboratories in countries with limited resources and capacity, as guided by WHO;  
  3. To support the working plan of TobLabNet and provide advice as necessary, under the leadership of WHO;  
  4. To support the testing of novel tobacco and related products such as new generation nicotine delivery systems and electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on the international market, and provide policy guidance to WHO related to the test results and utilization of these results, as dictated by the needs of WHO.  
  5. To support the implementation of Article 10 of the WHO FCTC with respect to the development of a global database for disclosure of information to the government and to the general public, under WHO’s leadership.  
  6. To evaluate the effects of sugars and flavours in tobacco products, help in developing methods for testing and measuring flavours, under the guidance and leadership of WHO, and provide policy advice to WHO for their effective regulation  
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Subjects:
  1. Tobacco 
  2. Health information; statistics; measurement & trend assessment 
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Types of activity:
  1. Collection and collation of information 
  2. Research 
  3. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
WHO Outputs:
  2.1.2 - Countries enabled to implement strategies to reduce modifiable risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (tobacco use, diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol), including the underlying social determinants
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  FAYOKUN Ranti
Phone:
 
Email:
  fayokunr@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MAUER-STENDER Kristina
Phone:
  +4545336774
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork