People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- June 20, 2011
Workshop participants receive powerful tobacco control tools. (c) IECT
On 16-17 June, The Initiative for Education and Tobacco Control (IECT) organised a two-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of non-government organisations (NGOs) to support tobacco control in Benin.
The event was held with the financial support of the African Tobacco Control Alliance, technical support from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union) and in collaboration with the Benin Ministry of Health.
At the opening session, Director of Health Dr. Laurent Assogba emphasised the role that civil society will play in the domestication of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).During the workshop, the Union representative, Adam Daouda Elhaj, and the representative of ATCA, Fabrice Ebeh, provided powerful tools for civil society to use in the fight against tobacco and the review of Benin's 2006 tobacco control law.