Working Group 6: Tobacco Control

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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.”

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Background Paper: Tobacco Control

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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...

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