First worldwide public health treaty on the way

May 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/99, Vol. 160 Issue 10, p1426
Academic Journal
Focuses on the planned May 1999 presentation of an International Framework Convention for Tobacco Control by the World Health Organization (WHO) to its general assembly. Details of the convention which would request the member states of the WHO to place drastic curbs on the way tobacco is advertised, marketed, taxed and grown; Other efforts of the WHO to prevent tobacco-related deaths; Comments from Gro Harlem Brundtland, director general of the WHO.


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