Tobacco companies flout anti-tobacco laws in India

Smoking remains one of the highest risks to health in India, leading to a death toll of almost 1 million people per year. To curb all forms of illicit trade in tobacco and to promote high standards of health, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was established and came into force worldwide in 2005. However, an astonishing recent report by Reuters reveals that Philip Morris seems to be strategically trying to undo the efforts of the WHO treaty in India.

The Lancet Oncology, 27/07/17