Daily Archives: January 21, 2010

We Need A Tobacco Control Law

The United Nations Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the first international public health treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization(WHO).It aims at protecting present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke. Ghana ratified the convention in 2004, but very little has actually been done to ensure that provisions in the convention are heeded to. JEORGE WILSON KINGSON is a member of the Media Alliance on Tobacco Control (MATCO). He accesses the tobacco control situation in Ghana and shares some advocacy thoughts.

Chamber urges Legislature to pursue tax hikes on tobacco

Salt Lake City business leaders want lawmakers to raise fees on tobacco products and gasoline — the former to forestall cuts on education and the latter to get highway users to help cover the spiraling cost of improving and maintaining the state’s roadways.