NEWS AND EVENTS
April 26, 2012
Uzbekistan joins to WHO anti-tobacco convention
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a law “On accession of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (Geneva, 21 May 2003)” on 24 April 2012.
The law was passed by the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan on 6 March 2012 and approved by Senate on 23 March 2012.
The document was developed to execute action plan of the Cabinet of Ministers on implementation of the law “On limiting distribution and consumption of alcohol and tobacco products”.
The Framework Convention is aimed at protecting current and future generations from destructive social, ecological and economic consequences, caused by tobacco consumption and tobacco smoke through ensuring corresponding framework for fighting tobacco.
In line with the article 5 of the convention, the member states of the document develop, introduce, update and review national strategy, plans and programmes against tobacco.
Majority clauses of the convention are reflected in legislation of Uzbekistan and accession of the country to the Convention will not require any changes and amendments to the law or any financial or property liabilities.
Uzbekistan became the 175th country, which jointed the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. (Source: UzDaily.com)