Terms of reference 2012 - 2014

  • To support WHO Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet) with the validation of laboratory methods related to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), in particular to provide the training to labs such that a minimum of eight (8) labs participants is achieved for each of the validations tasked by the WHO FCTC Conference of Parties to TFI;
  • To provide training and support in tobacco products testing, in particular to TobLabNet laboratories in countries with limited resources and capacity;
  • To support the working plan of TobLabNet;
  • To support testing of novel tobacco products and tobacco related products such as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on the international market, and provide policy guidance to WHO related to the test results;
  • To support TFI in the context 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


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