Forty-third session


Implementation of the Regional Action Plan on Tobacco or Health for 1990-1994

         The Regional Committee,

         Having reviewed the progress made in implementing the Regional Action Plan;*

         Noting that in spite of considerable efforts being made by Member States to control tobacco use, there has not been significant improvement;

         Recognizing the serious adverse effects of tobacco use on health and therefore on national economies;

         Realizing that tobacco use will continue to be a major public health challenge in the Region in the coming years if appropriate preventive measures are not taken;

  1. URGES Member States to increase their efforts to implement the Regional Action Plan with the utmost vigour, especially with regard to establishing national control policies, monitoring trends in tobacco use, strengthening health education and information on tobacco use to vulnerable population groups, and formulating legislation and price policies which would have measurable impact on tobacco use;
  2. REQUESTS the Regional Director:
    (1) to provide technical support to Member States in all aspects of tobacco control with emphasis on implementing the Regional Action Plan;
    (2) to coordinate the mobilization of additional resources to strengthen activities aimed at curbing tobacco use;
    (3) to report to the Regional Committee in 1994 on the status of implementation of the Regional Action Plan.

* WPR/RC43/9

10 September 1992

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