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The Ethiopian Government ratified the WHO frame work convention on tobacco control
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Adopted at Geneva on the 21st day of May, 2003. The FCTC, one of the most quickly ratified treaties in United Nations history. The treaty is legally binding in most ratifying countries.
Ethiopia was signed the convention in March 04, 2004.The House of Peoples Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the Convention at its session held on January 21, 2014.
With regard to this; the Foods, Medicines and Health care Administration and Control Authority of Ethiopia is hereby empowered to undertake all acts necessary for the implementation of the convention.
The objective of the convention is to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke by enacting a set of universal standards stating the dangers of tobacco and limiting its use in all forms worldwide. To this end, the treaty's provisions include rules that govern hazard, demand and supply reduction of tobacco use.