November 15, 2012
By Errol Barnett and Teo Kermeliotis
Government officials and health experts from around the world are meeting this week in South Korea to discuss a series of proposals that could put restrictions on tobacco growing.
The fifth session of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is taking place in Seoul, where representatives from over 170 international parties will focus on reducing the demand for tobacco.
High up the…
October 24, 2012: While the tobacco growers around the world are trying to voice their concern unanimously against FCTC's vague recommendations, the absurd recommendations have also started raising eyebrows of people sitting at highest echelons of power. The main point of contentions is Article 6 that is directly hitting farmers by suggesting unprecedented increase in taxes and WHO recommendation against tier system of tax.
The Article 6 of FCTC says price and tax measures are an…