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Nations Take Strong Action Against Secondhand Smoke, Cigarette Smuggling

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Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is taking strong action that will improve health and save millions of lives around the world.

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The actions taken this week truly move the process of implementing this life-saving treaty forward and represent a giant step in turning the promise of the treaty into reality.

In particular, nations have taken the following important actions:

-- Nations adopted an international standard for protection from secondhand smoke that calls on governments to enact laws requiring 100 percent smoke-free workplaces and public places. This standard is what science recommends and will guide nations in meeting their treaty commitments to protect citizens from secondhand smoke.