The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization. The WHO FCTC is an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health. The WHO FCTC represents a paradigm shift in developing a regulatory strategy to address addictive substances; in contrast to previous drug control treaties, the WHO FCTC asserts the importance of demand reduction strategies as well as supply issues.
For the first time in its history, Donskoy Tabak company will start at its production facilities manufacturing hookah tobacco of the International Tobacco Group. The department of the chief tobacco developer has created several flavors of the product.
The ban on advertising of alcoholic and tobacco products in all types of transport, which has been approved on April 2, 2008 in the first reading, will reduce the harmful effects on young people and will make the nation healthier in general. First deputy leader of the fraction of the United Russia party Tatyana Yakovleva said this to journalists on Wednesday, Rosbalt correspondent reported.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries January 25, 2008 / Vol. 57 / No. SS-1. www.cdc.gov/mmwr. The findings from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) suggest that the estimate of a doubling of deaths from smoking (from 5 million per year to approximately 10 million per year by 2020) might be an underestimate.