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WHO holds hearings on tobacco control treaty

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:980
  1. Tudor Toma
  1. London

    The World Health Organization (WHO) last week conducted two days of public hearings on the proposed global tobacco treaty known as the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

    Several tobacco companies told the hearings that they planned to reduce, in the long term, the harm caused by their products.

    Representatives of 160 organisations—including a diverse range of public health agencies, community organisations, academic institutions and all major tobacco multinationals and state companies—gave verbal evidence.

    All groups involved in public health …

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