WHO Urges Countries to Fight Tobacco Industry’s Interference (2017)

Author:  Anne Gulland

The tobacco industry continues to “hamper” government efforts to curb smoking by threatening litigation and attempting to undermine scientific evidence when tobacco control policies are introduced, the World Health Organization has warned.1 In its latest report on global tobacco use WHO looks at countries’ adherence to its Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a set of measures that it urges countries to implement to end tobacco use. It advises countries to protect themselves from tobacco industry interference—a key requirement of the FCTC.

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