12.5. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: The Importance of Article 14

  1. Hamid Ghodse2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,
  3. Mario Maj4 and
  4. Norman Sartorius5
  1. Robyn Richmond

Published Online: 18 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch26

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance Abuse Disorders

How to Cite

Richmond, R. (2009) The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: The Importance of Article 14, in Substance Abuse Disorders (eds H. Ghodse, H. Herrman, M. Maj and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 2

    International Centre for Drug Policy, St George's University of London, London, UK

  2. 3

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

  4. 5

    Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington NSW 2052, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745106

Online ISBN: 9780470975084



  • framework convention on tobacco control and its importance;
  • World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) - core measures to reduce tobacco use globally;
  • Article 14 of FCTC, importance of health professionals - in developing evidence-based treatment guidelines;
  • health professionals – effectiveness, in encouraging smoking cessation;
  • clinical practice guidelines - and evidence from clinical trials, interventions of proven benefit;
  • high-risk populations, using tobacco - burden of tobacco use on high-risk groups;
  • cardiovascular disease, more frequent - with more premature deaths due to smoking;
  • populations at risk, vulnerable and disadvantaged groups - being offered smoking-cessation interventions;
  • role of health professionals - evidenced-based brief smoking cessation advice to smokers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Importance of Health Professionals in the Treatment of Smokers

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • High-Risk Populations who Use Tobacco

  • References