APPG to welcome submissions from anyone/any organisation who would like to give evidence including:
· Government Ministers
· Government Bodies
· Stop smoking services
· Members of the public
· Think tanks
· Primary Healthcare Providers
· Industry bodies
· Other relevant stakeholders relevant to the subject
APPG to hold three meetings which include two evidence sessions that investigate the following:
1. (a) Evidence session looking at the previous COP meetings and objectives around reduced risk products and what new proposals are forthcoming
(b) Looking into transparency and accountability of COP9 and how the agenda is set and whether countries are (or not) consulted appropriately in the intercessional work (e.g. reports to COP).
2. Evidence Session looking at whether the FCTC is still fit for purpose. (“Impact of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on global cigarette consumption: quasi-experimental evaluations using interrupted time series analysis and in-sample forecast event modelling.” Overall, the authors find no significant change in the rate at which global cigarette consumption has been decreasing following the FCTC’s adoption in 2003; https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l2287)..”
3. A short report will be put together from the conclusions of the 2 evidence sessions where the Minister and the HMG COP9 delegation will be invited to attend.
Intention is that all meetings will be held virtually due to the present circumstances. This will also enable potential participation from geographically dispersed expert witnesses.