Flaw in WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7451.1320 (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1320

Letter identified wrong problem with the framework convention

  1. Clive Bates, former director (clive_bates@yahoo.co.uk)
  1. Action on Smoking and Health UK 42 Allerton Road, London N16 5UF

    EDITOR—Sehmi writes that the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has a major flaw.1 However, the main problem with the way the framework convention handles smokeless tobacco is not that it is inadequate but that it is undifferentiated from smoking tobacco. However, in many crucial respects—notably, risk of death …

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