Anti-tobacco summit ratifies agreement

  • 2003-08-14
  • Agence France Presse
HELSINKI - Scientists, officials and activists from 130 countries ended a conference on the risks of smoking with a call on Aug. 8 for governments around the globe to ratify a World Health Organization anti-tobacco agreement.The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, agreed upon by the WHO's 192 member states in May, aims to curb tobacco sales, advertising and marketing in a bid to cut the number of smoking-related deaths.So far 46 countries, as well as the EU, have signed the agreement, but only Norway has incorporated the convention into national law.The 12th edition of the Helsinki con...
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