WHO: Tobacco Industry is wolf in sheep’s clothing revealed


World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan speaks at the opening ceremony of the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) in Singapore on March 20, 2012

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on governments and civil society groups to unite against cigarette firms calling them “ruthless and devious enemy”.  Speaking at a conference on tobacco and health Singapore, WHO Director General Margaret Chan slammed cigarette companies from undermining a UN-backed campaign against tobacco use. Chan was referring to Cigarette companies proposing to create “joint government industry committees” to oversee anti-smoking campaigns. She called these proposals a trap, and was aimed at giving cigarette companies a stake in policies and other legislative matters pertaining to cigarette control.

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