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Peter Boyle, Nigel Gray, Jack Henningfield, John Seffrin, and Witold Zatonski

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.001.0001

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WHO—coordinating international tobacco control

WHO—coordinating international tobacco control

(p.705) Chapter 43 WHO—coordinating international tobacco control

Raman Minhas

Douglas Bettcher

Oxford University Press

The international public health community, led by the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other governmental and non-governmental institutions, remain committed to the containment of the tobacco epidemic. This commitment was evinced by the entry into force in 2005 of the landmark global public health Treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). With the establishment of this legally binding instrument addressing a wide range of tobacco supply and demand measures, the fight against the global spread of tobacco use driven by the tobacco industry's exploitation of globalization is now rooted in a set of baseline international norms. This chapter outlines the manner by which the tobacco industry manipulates globalization in its attempt to derail public health programmes combating tobacco consumption; and describes the WHO's efforts in formulating counteractive measures to protect public health interests from that of the tobacco industry. Specifically, the chapter focuses on measures taken in relation to the WHO FCTC's provisions concerning the mitigation of tobacco industry interference and the strengthening of a global regulatory framework for tobacco products.

Keywords:   World Health Organization, tobacco use, cigarette smoking, tobacco control, globalization, tobacco industry

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