Tobacco use causes many life-threatening diseases. The control of the tobacco epidemic –
and protection from promotion of tobacco use for commercial gain – are extremely important
to the doctors of the Commonwealth.
Tobacco is of particular importance to developing countries, whose populations already
suffer disproportionately from infections such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
The Commonwealth Medical Association fully supports this manifesto.
We call on governments to ensure that the Framework Convention includes
measures proven to reduce tobacco consumption and appropriate to