Bureaucracy controlling WHO Tobacco Treaty “a threat to public health”

14 October 2016

A report published by The Reason Foundation in America (www.reason.org) looks at the work of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a treaty created by the World Health Organization in 2004 that seeks “to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke.

The report argues that many of the problems with the FCTC stem from the fact that it violates all the precepts of good governance, lacks transparency and is highly exclusionary.

The report’s co-author, Julian Morris, spoke to SABC’s Newsroom about his document.

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