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