(from Folha de S. Paulo)
Delegates of the ministries of health to the UNO event on tobacco control ignore the reality. Their intention is to harm the growers, consumers and South Brazil
The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), created in 1999, was the first international treaty promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the United Nations Organization, which considered tobacco a major threat to health around the world, more serious than AIDS, malaria or cholera.
After so many years, we are now coming to grips with two very worrying facts: first, during all that time and in spite of the tens of million dollars spent by the working groups, the WHO did not produce a single study that attests to the viability of a crop able to replace tobacco in a producing region or country.