23 February 1999
Producers to lobby WHO on tobacco
THE International Tobacco Growers Association will meet the World Health Organisation (WHO) next week in a bid to convince the UN agency that its campaign against tobacco could destroy the livelihoods of farmers in developing nations.
The WHO has pledged to reduce smoking-related diseases by discouraging tobacco consumption, and its plans include a global ban on tobacco advertising and sponsorship.
The agency also aims to dissuade farmers from producing tobacco and encourage them to move to other crops.
- CAP “a booze and fags protection racket”, FWi, 03 July, 1998
- Subsidies to EU tobacco farmers ratified, FWi, 17 February, 1998
- Financial Times 23/02/99 page 30