CDC Grand Rounds: Current Opportunities in Tobacco Control

Tynan, M.; Pechacek, T.; McKenna, M.; Ashley, D.; Deyton, L.; Popovic, T.
April 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/30/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 16, p487
The article discusses measures undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO) to lessen the prevalence of smoking worldwide. It mentions the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) treaty which was formed to protect the public's health by adopting measures to reduce the demand for tobacco. These measures include the move to increase the prices of tobacco products, prevention of exposure to smoke and public awareness on the health risks associated with tobacco smoking.


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