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Vol 51 No 20

Published 8th October 2010


Malawi

Tobacco lobby meets in Swaziland

The Common Market for East and Southern Africa (Comesa) summit in Swaziland at the end of August, which President Bingu wa Mutharika attended, pledged to support tobacco growers around the world in opposing changes to the United Nations World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The FCTC is the global treaty governing how tobacco products are designed and sold. The International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA), with Comesa and other organisations supporting tobacco farming, want to prevent changes to the treaty.

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