2015 Tobacco control

Committee on the Rights of the Child, Recommendation for Mexico par. 50 (d) (2015)

Text of the recommendation

50. Referring to its general comments No. 4 (2003) on adolescents health and No. 15 (2013) on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health, the Committee recommends that the State party: (d) Evaluate the consumption patterns of drugs by adolescents and strengthen the existing programmes aimed at preventing drug use and assisting children who use drugs. Those programmes should provide children, in particular in schools, with accurate and objective information as well as life skills education on preventing substance abuse — including tobacco and alcohol — and develop accessible and youth-friendly drug dependence treatment and harm reduction services;


Committee on the Rights of the Child. CConcluding observations on the combined fourth and fifth

periodic reports of Mexico, CRC/C/MEX/CO/4-5, (2015). Par. 50 (d). Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=CRC%2fC%2fMEX%2fCO%2f4-5&Lang=en