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Review of the Key Agenda and Implication of the Ninth Session of Conference of the Parties to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
J Korean Soc Res Nicotine Tob 2022; 13(1): 1-10
Published online March 30, 2022
© 2022 The Korean Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

Sungkyu Lee1,2*

1Korea Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, 2Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: 씠꽦洹
븳援떞諛곌퇋젣뿰援ш탳쑁꽱꽣
E-mail: wwwvince77@gmail.com
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6419-2086
Received January 11, 2022; Revised February 26, 2022; Accepted March 9, 2022.
This is an Open-Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, dis-tribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Abstract
In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its impact on the conduct of international global conferences and travel, the Ninth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC (COP9) had been delayed to 8-13 November 2021. The 161 Parties to the WHO FCTC, 6 non-Party, 4 international intergovernmental organizations and 16 nongovernmental organizations gathered virtually for COP9, and mainly discussed the implementation of the WHO FCTC Article 9 and 10. The expert group of Article 9 and 10 found that a lack of awareness and understanding of the potential impact and contribution of Article 9 and 10 on a comprehensive tobacco control strategy exists among regulators policy-makers and nongovernmental organizations resulted in less attention given to these articles, and insufficient fund, technical capacity, and human resources were also the factor to hinder the implementation of the Article 9 and 10. COP9 also discussed emerging tobacco products. The WHO prepared a comprehensive report on research and evidence on emerging tobacco products, in particular heated tobacco products (HTPs), and suggested that Parties recognized HTPs including their devices as tobacco products and were reminded about their commitments under the WHO FCTC when addressing the challenges posed by HTPs. In addition, COP9 adopted the 쏡eclaration on WHO FCC and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that stresses the need to protect public health policy from the commercial and vested interests of the tobacco industry.
Keywords : Tobacco; Tobacco control; Framework convention on tobacco control
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