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A risky exclusion

The tenth session of the Conference of Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, along with the third session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, will be held in Panama next month. [...] The world has come a long way from the days of accepting tobacco as part of everyday life to planning to completely end its use. Sadly, the high hopes regarding any significant outcomes vis-à-vis ending combustible smoking have already been dashed. Tobacco harm reduction as a strategy to reduce the harm caused by tobacco use will be absent from the agenda of COP10. This will have a far reaching impact on the future of safer nicotine products.

October 24, 2023 by