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The WHO’s COP10 Takedown of Tobacco Harm Reduction Takes Shape

Storm clouds continue to gather over the global future of tobacco harm reduction. New harbingers are constantly emerging as the World Health Organization prepares for the 10th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This is a treaty signed and ratified by 182 countries, originally drafted to tackle the harms of tobacco smoke. In July I wrote for Filter about COP10 threats to products that have helped millions quit smoking. These threats could, in Panama City this November, become formal WHO policies with worldwide impacts. [...]

August 03, 2023 by