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Public lecture on tobacco control this Thursday

Tuesday, May 06, 2014    

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HEAD of the Convention Secretariat of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Dr Haik Nikogosian is to host a public lecture this Thursday at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies.

The Ministry of Health, in a release yesterday, invited members of the public to attend the lecture, which is entitled "The Politics of Tobacco Control: Challenges and Successes".

The lecture is one of the events in which Dr Nikogosian will participate during an official visit to Jamaica from May 7-9.

"The visit is a follow-up to the recently held high-level consultations on tobacco and trade and comes as Jamaica prepares to put in place additional tobacco control legislation in furtherance of its commitment under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control," the release said.

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson said Dr Nikogosian will assess the position of the country with respect to tobacco control as well as provide guidance to future action in this area, including the illicit trade in tobacco.

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