Tobacco should be excluded from free trade agreement

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7439.581 (Published 04 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:581
  1. Eduardo Bianco, representative,
  2. Sinéad Jones, director
  1. Sindicato Médico del Uruguay, Bulevar Artigas 1515, CP 11200, Montevideo, Uruguay
  2. Tobacco Control Resource Centre, BMA, Edinburgh EH2 1LL

    EDITOR—The World Health Organization estimates that by 2030 tobacco will become the world's biggest single cause of death and disease, killing 10 million people each year.1

    This week the European Union and the South American trading bloc Mercosur will continue negotiations towards a free trade agreement. We call on negotiators to place health …

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