People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 13 August 2014
Medical institutions in the Dominican Republic have signed a manifesto that calls for an increase in tobacco taxes in the country.
The groups note that raising the price of tobacco products is recognised as one of the most effective ways to cut consumption of current tobacco users. It also discourages potential smokers, especially children and youth, from starting.
“The next steps will be to work with legislators and to keep trying to raise awareness among decision makers, both public and private,” said Dr Sergio Diaz of the Primary Care Centre Juan XXIII in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
- Published on 18 July 2014
“Tobacco use alone costs the world 1-2 percent of its GDP each year,” Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Program told the UN’s NCD Review on 11 July. We are happy to report that UN Member States took that message to heart, and renewed their commitment to accelerate implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (see the outcome document).