Navigation Links
U.S. on Sidelines as Nations Launch Negotiations on Treaty to Combat Smuggling, Counterfeiting and Other Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
Date:2/11/2008

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Today in Geneva, Switzerland, more than 150 countries will begin negotiations on an historic international treaty to combat smuggling, counterfeiting and other illicit trade in tobacco products -- a global problem that funds organized crime and terrorist organizations, costs governments billions in revenue and undermines efforts to reduce tobacco use and save lives.

Unfortunately, the United States will not have a seat at the table in these negotiations despite its significant interests in the outcome. That is because the U.S. has abdicated its leadership in the global fight against tobacco use by failing to ratify the World Health Organization tobacco control treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The new treaty governing tobacco smuggling and counterfeiting will be negotiated as a critical supplement to the existing tobacco control treaty, which has been ratified by more than 150 nations. The U.S. cannot participate as a full party in the coming negotiations until it ratifies the existing treaty.

By failing to ratify the treaty and not being a party to these negotiations, the U.S. is leaving its own borders more vulnerable and sending a message to the rest of the world that the wealthiest and most powerful nation is failing to address a global tobacco epidemic that kills 5.4 million people worldwide each year.

Cigarettes are the world's most widely smuggled -- but otherwise legal -- consumer product. Experts have estimated that, in 2006, illicit trade accounted for 10.7 percent of global cigarette sales, or about 600 billion cigarettes. The global scope and multifaceted nature of the problem requires a coordinated international response. There are several aspects to the problem:

-- It is a public health problem that undermines nations' efforts to

reduce tobacco use and its gr
'/>"/>

SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Growing Number of U.S. Kids Not Getting Needed Vaccinations
2. Flu Vaccinations Begin on September 29 Maxim Health Systems to Provide 24,000 Flu Shot Clinics Nationwide
3. Whole Foods Market(R) Donates $25,000, for Midwest Farmers - Hoping to Match an Additional $10,000, via Customer Donations
4. New Report Says a Pandemic is Overdue, But Companies and Nations are ill Prepared to Cope With the Impact
5. Women Deliver Conference to Feature United Nations Leaders
6. New transfusion rules restrict donations from previously pregnant women
7. PA Governor Rendell Announces Latest Nominations and Appointments
8. Wide income gap linked to deaths in both rich and poor nations
9. Shareholder Proposals and Director Nominations Due November 5, 2007
10. United Animal Nations Offers Financial Assistance Grants of up to $500 to Help Southern California Fire Victims Obtain Vet Care, Temporary Boarding for Pets
11. First United Nations World Diabetes Day Unites Global Diabetes Community to Fight the Epidemic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2015)... March 28, 2015 Coffee could not only ... protect you from gum disease, researchers have found. , They ... disease. , Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight gum disease. Does ... researchers at Boston Univ. Henry M. Goldman School of Dental ... August 2014 issue of the Journal of Periodontology. , “This ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Thousands of transvaginal ... by C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to move forward ... Court, Southern District of West Virginia, where Bernstein ... the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. According to an ... certain defendants named in those lawsuits leave to ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Centurion Service Group will be hosting a live on-site and ... Las Vegas warehouse, located at 4606 Andrews St. Suite 3, ... equipment from hospitals and surgery centers from around the United ... Buyers will find items of all types including anesthesia, endoscopy, ... Erik Tivin, CEO of Centurion. , Among the sale’s ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Early surgery may not be the best ... injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army Medical ... Society for Sports Medicine’s ( AOSSM ) Specialty Day, ... was not performed. , The final study group focused ... 17 receiving non-surgical therapy. Of the non-surgery group, 8 ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 2015 Healthpointe’s otolaryngologists, medical practitioners who ... disorders, are now offering a wide variety of ... is characterized by the presence of phantom sounds or ... tinnitus is a prevalent symptom that can arise due ... non-fatal, tinnitus can impede a person’s quality of life. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Research Impliments Coffee May Help Fight Gum Disease and Increasing Benefits With Tylers Coffee 2Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 2Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 3Health News:Federal C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward, As Court Grants Defense Motion to Amend Responses to Master Complaint 4Health News:Medical Equipment Auction to Take Place in North Las Vegas 2Health News:For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach 2Health News:Healthpointe now Offering Tinnitus Treatments in Clinics throughout Southern California 2
... SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 27 Computer Sciences,Corporation ... it has signed an extension to,a global ... Sun Microsystems Inc., Under the five-year ... development and support services for Sun,s business,applications ...
... Women Urged to Take Action and Protect Themselves in ... Approximately,10,000 American women will learn they have cervical cancer/HPV ... form of the disease. This,January, during Cervical Health Awareness ... educating women about the importance,of the Pap test as ...
... Goal: Increase Testing While Preserving Choice, SACRAMENTO, ... operator of the largest non-government HIV testing,program in ... new HIV,testing protocol signed into law yesterday in ... legislation requires the routine testing of pregnant,women and ...
... supply tumors slows the progression of metastatic breast ... trial of Avastin, an anti-angiogenic therapy. The study, ... New England Journal of Medicine, found that Avastin ... for women with breast cancer compared to chemotherapy ...
... First, prescribed to protect the heart, can lead to ... 26 (HealthDay News) -- Men undergoing hormone therapy for ... heart run a significantly higher risk of dying, new ... hormone therapy to elevate liver-function test levels. The end ...
... Health,Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV ), the nation,s leading ... that it is,scheduled to present from 1:30 p.m. to ... Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco., The ... live audio web cast,which may be accessed by visiting ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CSC Signs Extension to Managed Applications Services Agreement With Sun Microsystems 2Health News:National Cervical Cancer Coalition Stresses Importance of Screening and Prevention During January Cervical Health Awareness Month 2Health News:AHF Says 'Op-Out' Clause is Crucial to New Jersey Law Requiring HIV Testing of Pregnant Women 2Health News:AHF Says 'Op-Out' Clause is Crucial to New Jersey Law Requiring HIV Testing of Pregnant Women 3Health News:Bevacizumab found to improve survival for patients with advanced breast cancer 2Health News:Aspirin, Hormone Therapy Combo Can Shorten Lives of Prostate Cancer Patients 2Health News:Aspirin, Hormone Therapy Combo Can Shorten Lives of Prostate Cancer Patients 3Health News:Gentiva(R) Health Services to Present January 8 at JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco 2Health News:Gentiva(R) Health Services to Present January 8 at JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) ... trauma patients. Available in both small (6mm) ... External Fixation System from Zimmer is a modular system that ... The XtraFix System allows surgeons to eliminate steps, ... process, resulting in saved time, costs and overall team effort. ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... According to a new market research report ... Ablation Catheter (Cryoablation, RF, Microwave), Lab Devices (Mapping, Recording, ... Global Forecasts to 2019 ", published by MarketsandMarkets, the Electrophysiology ... by 2019 with a CAGR of around 10.3% during ... Browse   90   ma rket data T ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) will webcast its ... Thursday, April 23, 2015, from the State Theatre in ... other interested parties may access the live audio webcast of ... and clicking on the webcast icon. A ... a few hours after the live meeting concludes.  The webcast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Zimmer Debuts New Modular External Fixation System 2Zimmer Debuts New Modular External Fixation System 3Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 2Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 3Electrophysiology (EP) Market Worth $4.73 Billion by 2019 4
... largest single market growth opportunity in global nutrition.  Abbott expects ... $1 billion (USD) by the end of 2014. China also continues ... In the first half of the year, more than 26 ... nearly 42 percent of Abbott Nutrition,s global sales were in ...
... Aug. 16, 2011 Accuray Incorporated ... announced today that the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ... a leader in pioneering innovative technology to advance patient care, ... Robotic Radiosurgery System. The first center in New England to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Abbott Expanding Manufacturing Capacity in China to Meet Demands of Fast-Growing Nutrition Market 2Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Treats 2,000th Patient with the CyberKnife System 2Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Treats 2,000th Patient with the CyberKnife System 3Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Treats 2,000th Patient with the CyberKnife System 4
...
...
Rev. Angled 9.5 overall length 4.5 handle 240 mm....
Temporary...
Medicine Products: