n Without Prejudice - Plain packaging, the new trend : Africa Mauritius




Death by tobacco: the single most preventable cause of death in the world today. Mauritius has become a world leader for tobacco control in Africa. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was signed by Mauritius in June 2003 and ratified in May 2004. The country has taken significant steps to fulfill its obligations under the FCTC and in 2007 government, in collaboration with the WHO and several other stakeholders, developed a National Action Plan on Tobacco Control 2008-2012. The main objective was to reduce tobacco-related mortality and morbidity by preventing the use of tobacco products and protecting the population from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. A Draft National Action Plan for Tobacco Control (2014-2017) is in preparation.


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