Countries asked to reject measures that will deprive billion smokers of better alternatives

September 19, 2023 by inquirer.net

Countries asked to reject measures that will deprive billion smokers of better alternatives

An Asia-Pacific civil society group asked the member countries of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global treaty on tobacco control to reject prohibitionist measures that will deprive a billion smokers of access to less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. “We are calling on all member states who will be attending the 10th FCTC Conference of Parties on November 20-25 in Panama City to reject prohibitionist proposals contained in COP 10 Provisional Agenda items 6.1 to 6.4 that will just further contribute to millions more of unnecessary deaths from smoking,” [...]


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