Resolution passed at APLCC 2014




We, the participants of Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference, held on 6 – 8 November 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Recognize that:
1) Tobacco is a key risk factor for lung cancer claiming about 1.6 million lives globally every year (GLOBOCAN 2012). 
2) Complete implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the most effective way forward for prevention of lung cancer.
3) Tobacco industry interference is the major threat for effective implementation of the WHO FCTC. 
4) Trade and investment agreements are increasingly being used by the tobacco industry to undermine tobacco control strategies including challenging the sovereign right of governments to protect public health.

Recommend that:
1) The APLCC supports full implementation on the WHO FCTC especially in all countries that are party to this treaty.
2) Eliminate tobacco industry interference at all levels of tobacco control strategy implementation. 
3) Tobacco products should be explicitly excluded from future internation, regional and bilateral trade and investment agreements.