2021 Food policy Tobacco control

Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Recommendation #25 par. 97 (2021)

Text of the recommendation

97. States parties should encourage the use of digital technologies to promote healthy lifestyles, including physical and social activity. They should regulate targeted or age-inappropriate advertising, marketing and other relevant digital services to prevent children’s exposure to the promotion of unhealthy products, including certain food and beverages, alcohol, drugs and tobacco and other nicotine products. Such regulations relating to the digital environment should be compatible and keep pace with regulations in the offline environment.


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, General comment No. 25 (2021) - on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment, CRC/C/GC/25, (2021), Par. 97. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC/C/GC/25&Lang=en