Why secrecy and a failure to embrace alternatives to smoking have the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on a path to failure

09 October 2016

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a treaty created by the World Health Organization in 2004, seeks “to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke.” But a report published recently by an American based think tank, The Reason Foundation, believes the FCTC was on a path to failure. [Read the report at The World Health Organization’s Opposition to Tobacco Harm Reduction: A Threat to Public Health?

Cape Talk Radio asked a local expert for his take on the report. Dr Kgosi Letlape is an ophthalmologist and health care leader in South Africa. He is the current president of the African Medical Association and former chairperson of the South African Medical Association.

You can listen to the interview here.

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