2009 Tobacco control

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Brazil, Section D (2009)

Text of the recommendation

30. The Committee notes with concern that it is still permissible to promote the use of tobacco through advertising in the State party and that, while the use of tobacco-derived products is banned in publicly accessible areas, smoking is permitted in areas specially designed for the purpose. The Committee notes, however, that the State party has taken important steps to reduce the threat tobacco poses for life, health, the environment and the general population by ratifying the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and developing public policies to reduce tobacco use. (art. 12, par. 1)

The Committee recommends that the State party take measures to ban the promotion of tobacco products and enact legislation to ensure that all enclosed public environments are completely free of tobacco.


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Considerations of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant, E/C.12/BRA/CO/2, (2009). Par. 30. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E/C.12/BRA/CO/2&Lang=En