The Tobacco Control Working Group will examine how international bodies have interpreted this right “to include the right to protection against second-hand smoke in the work environment and in the home; equal access to health services, including quitting and counseling programs; protection against misleading health messages and the right to full participation in political, economic, social and cultural decision-making.”
- White Paper: Natassia Rozario
- Responsible for coordinating the paper from WCL: Matt Pierce
- Panel Speakers: Dr. Rosa Sandoval, Advisor, Tobacco Control (PAHO); Robin Appleberry, Esq., Acting Branch Chief for Legal and Policy Analysis, Office of Policy, Center for Tobacco Products, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Working Group Coordinators:
- WCL Coordinator: Prof. Lindsay Wiley
- Co- coordinator: Susan Reardon, Esq., Director, International Policy Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy
Background Paper Abstract: As the single most important risk factor for premature death and chronic disease in the world, tobacco poses a grave threat to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health. Tobacco use claims 5.4 million lives each year. Tobacco is more fatal than tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria put together. It is projected that by 2030 tobacco will kill more than 8 million people globally each year; 80 percent of these deaths are expected to occur in low-to- middle income countries . . . DOWNLOAD AND READ...read more