International Tobacco Control Experts To Hold Briefing During 11th
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health
CHICAGO, August 4 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Tobacco control experts from four continents will hold a media briefing on the proposed international tobacco treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, during the World Conference on Tobacco OR Health, being
The 191 member nations of the World Health Organization will begin formal negotiations on the Framework Convention this October in Geneva, marking the first time that the WHO has invoked its
treaty-making authority. Tobacco-related disease currently kills some four million people worldwide each year. If current trends continue, by 2030, ten million per year will die from tobacco-related disease.
The briefing is sponsored by the Framework Convention Alliance, the international alliance of non-governmental organizations working to build support for the Convention. The CAMPAIGN
FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS is a member of the alliance.
Judith P. Wilkenfeld, Director, Framework Convention Initiative, CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS, USA
Mary Assunta Kolandai, Media Officer, Consumers' Association of
Emma Must, International Campaign Manager, Action on Smoking and
Health, United Kingdom
Dr. Yussuf Saloojee, Executive Director, National Council
Against Smoking, South Africa
Media Briefing on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Thursday, August 10, 2000, 10 A.M. (CDT)
Joliet Room, Chicago Hilton & Towers
720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Media registration is available at the World Conference on
Tobacco OR Health web site at http://www.WCTOH.org/news_media.html.