Implementation of FCTC Article 8 in Seychelles. Ms. Bharathi Viswanathan Focal Point, Tobacco Control Public Health Department Ministry of Health Victoria Seychelles. Presentation prepared for the Regional Workshop on FCTC preparatory meeting,9-12 October 2012, Dakar, Senegal.
Implementation of FCTC Article 8 in Seychelles
Presentation prepared for the Regional Workshop on FCTC preparatory meeting,9-12 October 2012, Dakar, Senegal
Policy for tobacco control in Seychelles: a success story
In 2000, students of all schools handed over pledge signed by 14’385 to VP at State House.
WHO award given to MOH, 2004
Adoption of FCTC at WHA, Geneva, 2003
banners promoting smoke free Jeux des Iles in 2011
Viswanathan B et al. Good compliance with a smoking ban in public places: a rapid assessment in the Seychelles. Tobacco Control 2011;20:427-430.
Prevalence of main risk factors in the population aged 35-64 in 1989 and 2004: tobacco use decreased largely
Bovet P et al. Divergent 15-year trends in traditional and metabolic risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in the Seychelles. Cardiovascular Diabetology 2009;8:34
Stringhini S et al. Declining stroke and myocardial infarction mortality between 1989 and 2010 in a country of the African region. Stroke 2012;43:2283-88.
Good surveillance since 20 years: link surveillance data and policy development; generated broad interest, and helped build no smoking norms and consensus on interventions
Tobacco control led by a same single CVD unit: clear focus and long term coherent strategy to advance policy
FCTC brought political support and provided guidelines on how the legislation needed to be developed
Mobilizing leadership and commitment at all levels
Involving local and international experts
Seeking integrated, multidisciplinary and multi-sector approaches