Uzbekistan accedes to Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, April 25 / Trend, D. Azizov /
A law on acceding to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control came into force in Uzbekistan.
The law was passed by the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis (lower house of Uzbek parliament) on March 6 and approved by the Senate on March 23. The document signed recently by the country's president, was published by media outlets on Wednesday and, according to the final article of the law shall come into force from the date of publication.
The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was adopted by the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2003 and entered into force in February 2005.
The Convention was developed in response to the globalization of tobacco epidemic and is a treaty, which confirms the rights of all peoples to the highest attainable standard of health.
The main provisions of the Convention regulating the reduction of tobacco demand is price and tax measures to reduce demand for tobacco, as well as non-price measures regulating the tobacco supply reduction, fight against illicit trade in tobacco products, as well as its sale to minors.