06.18.13

2013 Summer Program Day 2!

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Our 2013 Summer Program on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is underway! Here’s what our participants have to look forward to on Day 2.

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Comparative Regulatory Approaches

Day 2 will explore a number of regulatory approaches used to address NCDs across the risk factors of tobacco, alcohol and diet.

Session 1 – Packaging and Labeling Measures
This session will examine:

  • Best practice in packaging and labeling measures
  • A comparative examination of Article 11 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and its implementation guidelines, Codex Alimentarius Commission Guidelines on Nutrition Labeling, Guidelines for Use of Nutrition and Health Claims and the General Standard for the Labeling of Prepackaged Foods and the WHO Global Strategy to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol
  • An interactive discussion on the merits of graphic warnings on alcoholic beverages

Speaker: David Hammond (University of Waterloo) (via video-link); Benn McGrady (O’Neill Institute)

Session 2 – Restrictions on Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship
This session will examine:

  • Best practice restrictions on advertising, promotion and sponsorship
  • A comparative examination of Article 13 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and its implementation guidelines, the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, the WHO Global Strategy to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol, WHO Recommendations on the Marketing of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Children

Speakers: Katherine DeLand (WHO)

Lunchtime Talk – A View from Europe

Speaker: Alberto Alemanno (HEC Paris)

Session 3 – Tax and Price Measures
This panel will examine:

  • Best practices in tobacco taxation
  • A discussion of Article 6 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, and the WHO Global Strategy to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol
  • Constraints on the use of subsidies and discriminatory taxes under the law of the World Trade Organization

Speakers: Hana Ross (American Cancer Society), Benn McGrady (O’Neill Institute)

Session 4 – Product Regulation
This session will examine:

  • Product reformulation in the food and beverage industries
  • Articles 9 and 10 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and partial guidelines for their implementation
  • An interactive discussion on the regulation of emerging tobacco and nicotine products

Speakers: Godfrey Xuereb (WHO); Katherine DeLand (WHO)

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