2022 Tobacco control

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Cambodia, par. 38 (c) and (d) (2022)

Text of the recommendation

38. The Committee is concerned about rising child pregnancy rates, the focus of education on abstinence to prevent child pregnancies and the prevalence of substance abuse among adolescents. Recalling its general comment No. 20 (2016) on the implementation of the rights of the child during adolescence, and taking note of targets 3.7 and 5.6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee reiterates its previous recommendations and urges the State party to: (...)

(c) Expeditiously adopt the draft law on alcohol in order to establish a minimum age for alcohol consumption, and adopt legislative measures to prohibit the sale of tobacco and drugs.

(d) Provide children with accurate and objective information on preventing substance abuse, including of tobacco and alcohol, and develop accessible and child-friendly drug dependence treatment and harm reduction services for adolescents.

Year 2022
Topic Tobacco control
Document Type Country Recommendations
Policy Area Education and information Tobacco use
Human Rights Comiteee CRC
Human Rights Right to health Right to information
Groups Affected Children and adolescents