• publish: 11 September 2015
  • time: 9:23 pm
  • category: International
  • No: 1186
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Eleven Asian countries pledge tougher action on tobacco  

Health ministers from 11 countries in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region have signed the Dili Declaration, pledging to accelerate “hard-hitting measures” to reduce the use of tobacco in the region.

Health ministers from 11 countries in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region have signed the Dili Declaration, pledging to accelerate “hard-hitting measures” to reduce the use of tobacco in the region.

The declaration, which was signed at the 68th regional committee meeting of the WHO South-East Asia region in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, on 7 September,1 calls on governments of all the 11 member countries for quicker and stricter implementation of WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. This is important to reach WHO’s post-2015 sustainable development goal.

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