African states call for ban on tobacco advertisingBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7295.1139 (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1139
- Phyllida Brown, Exeter
African and Asian states have attacked the current draft of the international tobacco treaty for being too weak and last week tabled new tougher proposals for the next round of negotiations in November. The strength of the developing countries' positions—which contrasted sharply with those of the industrialised countries—has surprised some anti-tobacco campaigners.
Even Zimbabwe and Malawi, which rank sixth and …