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TCCC/ASH webinar Implementation of WHO FCTC Article 5.3 in Local Authority settings 11:00 – 12:30pm, 23rd November 2017


On Thursday 23rd November Action on Smoking and Health and the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre are hosting a webinar on the implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in local authorities.

Local authorities have obligations under Article 5.3 of the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to which the UK is a signatory. Article 5.3 of the Convention requires that “in setting and implementing their public health policies with respect to tobacco control, Parties shall act to protect these policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry”. The webinar will explore what this means in practice for different teams within local authorities and how to deal with approaches from the industry.

Hilary Wareing

During the webinar chaired by Vicky Salt from ASH, Hilary Wareing (left) from the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre, Debbie Smith from Kent County Council, Catherine Taylor from Fresh and Ian Willmore from ASH will present on different elements of this work.





The webinar will run from 11am – 12:30pm 


11.00-11.20 – Hilary Wareing,     Director of Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre

  • Overview of Article 5.3 and local authority resources.

11.20-11.30 – Debbie Smith,       Public Health Specialist, Kent County Council

  • Case study: The Article 5.3 auditing process.

11.30-11.45 – Catherine Taylor, Regulation Manager, Fresh North East

  • Article 5.3 and its implications for Trading Standards. 

11.45-12.00 – Ian Willmore,         Special Projects Advisor, ASH

Article 5.3 and Local Authority pension funds.

12:00-12.30 – All panellists

  • Panel discussion including Q&A

To register for the webinar please send your name, organisation and job title to admin@smokefreeaction.org.uk.

If you have any further questions please email admin@smokefreeaction.org.uk.


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