Guyana needs multi-sectoral action on tobacco control
- PAHO/WHO country Rep
PAHO/WHO Country Representative Dr William Adu-Krow has suggested tobacco control interventions should be integrated into Guyana’s development programmes and related investment initiatives.
In his message to mark World No Tobacco Day, observed last Saturday, Dr Adu-Krow pointed out that multi-sectoral action is essential in Guyana and a national coordination mechanism and the integration of tobacco control programmes in health-care system are key in the control of tobacco.
While Guyana for a number of years has been talking about increasing the tax levied on the importation of cigarettes, there has been no move in that direction. In keeping with the requirements of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the country has made some public …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.