Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals has called on governments of Nations to see to the permanent restriction of the tobacco market among its citizens and charged the media industries not to seize in creating more awareness of the process among individuals, companies, and government agencies.
They made the call at an online media workshop in the lead-up to the 10th conference of the parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco WHO FCTC-global Tobacco Treaty Negotiations in Panama.
The Civil organization Charges the media not to echo the tobacco industry, and to raise awareness of the final goal, adoption, and accurate implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control FCTC.
The first protocol of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
Speaking during the Webinar session, Deputy Campaign Director Corporate Accountability USA, Keltie Vance recommends that media creates more awareness on the implementations of FCTC.
She encouraged countries to remain solid on the consensus to implement the Framework Convention on Tobacco until it no longer a threat to mankind and the society.
The adoption of the WHO-FCTC in 2003 was a landmark victory for public health sector. WHO member states represented pledge to express the supremacy of public health concerns over economic interests. To date, 183 members states, including 45 from the WHO African region, are parties to the treaty.
The 2003 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is governed by the conference of the parties, which reviews it implementation.