Regulate 'new' tobacco products as tobacco products

This Podcast presents our conversation with Dr Tara Singh Bam, who was part of Nepal government delegation at the global tobacco treaty negotiations (formally called the 8th Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control). He is also the Deputy Regional Director at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease or The Union. He also spoke about the importance of the forthcoming 3rd Summit of Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for tobacco control and prevention of non-communicable diseases or AP-CAT in Singapore later this week.

Government of South Africa and other 180 governments who met at the global tobacco treaty negotiations had mandated a research study on new tobacco products, like heat-not-burn, which pose a threat to public health - particularly to children. But world’s biggest tobacco company launched these so-called alternatives to tobacco smoking in South Africa.


CNS eLearning Programme Team