tobacco industry employs millions of people worldwide but it produces
a product that has serious health implications.The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that every minute, eight people die from tobacco-related disease. By the year 2030, it foresees 10m people will be dying every year.
WHO is now negotiating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a tough treaty which it aims to complete by 2003. If ratified, FCTC is likely to restrict tobacco marketing, advertising and sponsorship.
website helps you to understand the health, political and economic
issues at stake as tobacco goes on trial.