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CPME urges countries to ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)
CPME strongly supports the WHO’s vision of a strong system of international rules to control the tobacco industry.
Everybody should be told the harsh truth:
Tobacco related disease is the largest single avoidable cause of death in the EU, claiming some 500.000 lives every year.
CPME commends the EU and also its Member States’ commitment to tobacco control and their signature of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
CPME calls upon all governmental signatories to ratify the FCTC as quickly as possible and for those countries that did not sign it to do it before the 29th June 2004 deadline.
“The health of all citizens is at stake here – those who smoke and those who consequently suffer…” insists Dr Grewin, CPME President.
CPME is a membership driven association with members from the enlarged EU, EFTA and the wider Europe. The CPME represents over 2 million doctors within the enlarged EU/EEC. CPME’s aim is to promote the highest standards for public health and medical practice at the EU level.
For more information, contact :
Secretary General, Lisette TIDDENS-ENGWIRDA:
CPME Secretariat : Tel.: +32 2 732 72 02
Fax: +32 2 732 73 44
e-mail:secretariat @cpme.be
For more information about CPME, consult our website (http://www.cpme.be).