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Children, women main focus of Thai anti-tobacco campaign

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BANGKOK, 24 May 2011 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health will focus on children and women in its anti-tobacco campaign for the World No Tobacco Day this year after they are found to be main targets of cigarette companies.

Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanawisit chaired a press briefing of the event scheduled on 31 May 2011. He stated that the World Health Organisation (WHO) this year has selected ‘The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC)’ as the theme of the event this year.

The campaign will emphasise on law enforcement and inform people of their rights to protect their health from tobacco fume. Children and women will be focused more after they are found to be targets of tobacco companies.

Read more: NNT


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