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Implementation Areas

Implementation means putting tobacco control laws into practice and ensuring policies achieve their intended outcomes. Why is implementation important? Because strong policies do not equate to strong compliance.

Governments face many barriers in implementing and enforcing tobacco control laws. When such laws are not well implemented, they do not protect people and can lead to a lack of trust from citizens. Without improvements in policy implementation and enforcement, new generations will not be protected from tobacco harms and current achievements will be eroded.

Find out more about different elements of tobacco control policy implementation below.


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Issued by an executive authority or government regulatory agency, a regulation (or rule, order, ordinance or guideline) explains how to implement a specific law and its related penalties and sanctions. 


Category: GIH Basic page

Tobacco control law compliance increases the percentage of the population that is protected from tobacco harms.