Tobacco Control Legislation in Small Island Nations: Adoption of WHO FCTC Article 13 in the Federated States of Micronesia

Arsenis Tselengidis, Sally Adams, Becky Freeman, Annette Mascunana David, Sarah Dance, Jo Cranwell

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Introduction
The national government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has targeted1 a 5% reduction in tobacco smoking prevalence by 2024 (adult baseline: 30.8%, and youth: 27.3% in 2014).1 The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), ratified by FSM in 2005, facilitates the reduction of tobacco use through the implementation of evidence-based policies, such as the ban of tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship (TAPS; Article 13). The national report (2020)2 to the WHO FCTC Secretariat on domestic TAPS policies does not provide a qualitative assessment of the legislative context, the existing loopholes, or how the local policy environment affects implementation and enforcement. This qualitative health policy analysis aims to fill in these gaps.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume35
Issue number1
Early online date1 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2023

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