WHO officials review global treaty on tobacco use at Abu Dhabi conference

WHO officials review global treaty on tobacco use at Abu Dhabi conference

Officials from the World Health Organisation will outline the world’s progress in fighting tobacco use at a conference in Abu Dhabi today.

They aim to stress the importance of the Framework Convention of Tobacco Control, a treaty that took effect ten years ago and now covers 90% of the global population.

Under the treaty, governments are expected to work towards the goal of reducing tobacco consumption by 30% by 2025.

One of the speakers, Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mirad, director general of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation in Jordan, says everyone must be involved in the fight against tobacco use.


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