FDA sees 'strong global commitment' to stopping children from smoking, reducing smoking rates after successful International Tobacco Regulators' Conference

Michelle Rivera

Michelle Rivera

Nov 17, 2011 – SILVER SPRING, Maryland

PRNewswire-USNewswire , November 17, 2011 (press release) – This week, 65 representatives of health and regulatory agencies from 22 countries attended the International Tobacco Regulators' Conference, hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization Tobacco Free Initiative.

During the conference, leaders from around the world engaged in open and frank discussions about their experiences in tobacco regulation to improve the public health of their nations. The leaders also identified opportunities for collaboration in tobacco control efforts and encouraged information-sharing between countries and established experts.

"The Obama Administration is committed to stopping children from smoking and reducing smoking rates and today, we saw a strong, global commitment to address this problem," said Commissioner of Food and Drugs Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. "This conference underscores President Obama's commitment to close collaboration with our international counterparts to end the tobacco epidemic."

"This is the natural culmination of increasing our work to fight smoking that dates back to the adoption of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2003," said Douglas Bettcher, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., director of WHO Tobacco Free Initiative. "This is the next stepping stone on a path to the creation of a vibrant international community of leaders committed to reducing tobacco use."

At the conclusion of the conference, participants committed to an ongoing, productive international discussion and collaboration about tobacco regulation.

"The industry sees the entire world as a potential market," said Dr. Hamburg. "It is only natural that like-minded leaders band together to combat this global threat in unison."



* All content is copyrighted by Industry Intelligence, or the original respective author or source. You may not recirculate, redistrubte or publish the analysis and presentation included in the service without Industry Intelligence's prior written consent. Please review our terms of use.

Share:

About Us

We deliver market news & information relevant to your business.

We monitor all your market drivers.

We aggregate, curate, filter and map your specific needs.

We deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.

Our Contacts

1990 S Bundy Dr. Suite #380,
Los Angeles, CA 90025 795

+1 (310) 558 0008
+1 (310) 558 0080 (FAX)

About Cookies On This Site

We collect data, including through use of cookies and similar technology ("cookies") that enchance the online experience. By clicking "I agree", you agree to our cookies, agree to bound by our Terms of Use, and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. For more information on our data practices and how to exercise your privacy rights, please see our Privacy Policy.