Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Protocol to Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Approved

WHOOn Monday, the176 states parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control unanimously approved a new protocol to that Convention.  The new protocol is intended to better control the illicit trade in tobacco products.  The Framework Convention was done under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WTO) and has been one of the most rapidly ratified treaties in history.  More information regarding the Framework Convention may be found here.

The new protocol was thought necessary because the illicit trade in tobacco products is contributing to the spread of the tobacco epidemic, with serious public health consequences; is undermining price and tax measures designed to strengthen tobacco control; makes tobacco products more available to young people and other vulnerable groups; and has a disproportionate effect on developing countries.  The text of the new protocol may be found here.

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