2012年の"World No Tobacco Day"のテーマは「タバコ産業の妨害」

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2012年01月02日(Mon) 14:42 by drharasho

2012年の"World No Tobacco Day"のテーマは「タバコ産業による妨害」となっています。

日本でも「日本たばこ」の広告攻勢や様々な機会を狙っての、
見せかけの社会貢献活動は目に余ります。

そうした欺瞞を暴く、良い機会としましょう。

「原子力ムラ」と「タバコ産業」。賢い市民となりたいものです。

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World No Tobacco Day 2012
Theme: Tobacco industry interference
http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/2012/announcement/en/index.html

16 September 2011 - The World Health Organization (WHO) selects
"tobacco industry interference" as the theme of the next World No
Tobacco Day, which will take place on Thursday, 31 May 2012.


The campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco
industry's brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine
the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because
of the serious danger they pose to public health.


Tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death. The global tobacco
epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are
people exposed to second-hand smoke. Unless we act, it will kill up to 8 million
people by 2030, of which more than 80% will live in low- and middle-income
countries.

As more and more countries move to fully meet their obligations under the WHO
FCTC, the tobacco industry's efforts to undermine the treaty are becoming more
and more energetic.

For example, in an attempt to halt the adoption of pictorial health warnings on
packages of tobacco, the industry recently adopted the novel tactic of suing
countries under bilateral investment treaties, claiming that the warnings impinge
the companies' attempts to use their legally-registered brands.

Meanwhile, the industry's attempts to undermine the treaty continue on other
fronts, particularly with regard to countries' attempts to ban smoking in enclosed
public places and to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

World No Tobacco Day 2012 will educate policy-makers and the general public
about the tobacco industry's nefarious and harmful tactics.

It will also be in keeping with the letter and the spirit of the WHO FCTC. The
preamble of the treaty recognizes "the need to be alert to any efforts by the
tobacco industry to undermine or subvert tobacco control efforts and the need to be
informed of activities of the tobacco industry that have a negative impact on tobacco control efforts".

In addition, Article 5.3 of the treaty states that "in setting and implementing their
public health policies with respect to tobacco control, Parties shall act to protect
these policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry
in accordance with national law".

Furthermore, the guidelines to the implementation of Article 5.3 state that Parties
are recommended to "raise awareness about…tobacco industry interference with
Parties' tobacco control policies".

On World No Tobacco Day 2012, and throughout the following year, WHO will urge
countries to put the fight against tobacco industry interference at the heart of their
efforts to control the global tobacco epidemic.


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