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From the Surgeon General
August 4, 1999

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

JAMA. 1999;282(5):424. doi:10.1001/jama.282.5.424

The global movement to control tobacco passed a significant milestone on May 21 with a resolution by the 52nd World Health Assembly to begin work toward a Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. This action, taken by the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO), initiated a process that may lead to an international treaty for global cooperation to reduce the health consequences of tobacco use.