People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
COP-3 media briefing: industry interference - guidelines must protect health policy from industry sabotage
Every tobacco-related death is potentially preventable. But governments can only begin to realize their potential to save lives if they develop and implement effective public health policy that embraces tobacco control wholeheartedly.
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