Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lung Doctors Will Sue Dutch Government over Their Support of the Tobacco Industry

The Foundation for the Prevention of Smoking among Youth (Rookpreventie Jeugd) plans to sue the Dutch Government for not adhering to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control of the World Health Organization. The Convention states that the tobacco industry cannot have any influence on the anti-smoking policies of countries, and the Netherlands has signed this convention. Yet the Dutch government invites the tobacco industry to give its opinion when such policies are defined. The Foundation says that every year, 20,000 Dutchmen die from smoking-related causes. The key figures in the Foundation are the lung doctors, Wanda de Kanter and Pauline Dekker. 

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