WHO accused of watering down tobacco treaty

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:412
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    Health activists urged the World Health Organization not to cave in to industry pressure as the final round of talks to conclude a landmark global treaty to reduce tobacco consumption got under way on 17 February.

    The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control seeks to restrict advertising and marketing, make health warnings larger on cigarette packets, reduce passive smoking, increase awareness about the risks of smoking, and establish disclosure requirements for tobacco firms.

    The final text, which …

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