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WHO agrees measures to stop global spread of tobacco use

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 29 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1437
  1. Phyllida Brown
  1. London

    After intensive preparations, the World Health Organisation finally gained permission from its member states this week to start negotiating an international legal instrument to curb the global spread of tobacco use. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which will be adopted no later than May 2003, aims to strengthen trans-national controls on tobacco so that individual governments' health policies will no longer …

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