Best practices and the way forward
Smokeless tobacco use should be subject to the same regulation as cigarettes and other tobacco products. This includes application of Article 9 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on the regulation of the contents and emissions of tobacco products, Article 10 on the regulation of tobacco product disclosures and Article 11 on packaging and labelling of tobacco products.
Smokeless tobacco use should be included in tobacco control efforts. This includes:
prohibition of misleading labelling and claims of reduced harm and safety
having health warnings on smokeless tobacco packaging
education of the public and health professionals about the health risks of smokeless tobacco use
cessation interventions for smokeless tobacco users.