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Framework Convention on Tobacco Control


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A document presented to and approved by the delegates at the World Health Assembly in 2003 that sets out the measures required by national governments and international trade agreements to limit the worldwide public health problem of tobacco consumption. The convention limits advertising and the sale of tobacco to children and has several restrictions on trade in tobacco products. It came into force in February 2005. By March 2005, 102 nations had signed the Framework Convention, and 57 had ratified it. For details and current status, See http://www.who.int/tobacco/framework/en/.

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