Framework Convention for

Framework Convention for the Control of snuff The framework convention to control anti-tobacco snuff is a treaty promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) signed on May 21, 2003, which came into effect on February 27, 2005, after years of opposition and attempts to negotiate the tobacco industry. European countries have ratified the treaty, including Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Spain. So have Australia, Japan, India and Canada. In Latin America, have been signed by Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Uruguay and many others. It is said that Mexico violated the treaty by signing an agreement with the tabacalares in 2005 . In five years, these nations should prohibit the advertising, promotion and sponsorship snuff consumption. In the case of Uruguay, from March 1, 2006 is strictly forbidden to smoke in indoor public or private without contemplation to create smoking areas.Violation of this law can grieve with fines ranging from 1,000 to the final closure of the establishment. From March 1, 2008 in Uruguay is also prohibited all advertising by law referred to snuff, except Internet. Uruguay thus became the first country to comply with all points of the Convention. The treaty is sponsored by the World Health Organization, Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), an organization dedicated to reducing the deleterious effects of snuff on health. The Tobacco Free Initiative is part of the Unreported Diseases Division and Mental Health of WHO based in Geneva, Switzerland. The treaty focuses on various tobacco control policies that have proven effective beyond a reasonable doubt. Among these we have the tax increase for all products made from snuff-including those who do not produce smoke, “the restriction or prohibicon advertising and marketing of these products and the restriction to produce snuff smoke in public places.Interventions to prevent smoking in children and young people have had ambiguous effects in the past, or lack of long-term effects. It is necessary to take good care of the content and method to perform this type of intervention. A very successful campaign is the Truth. It is advisable to do surveys in schools to screen smokers parents so that they can be invited to seminars and guidance to quit. The governments of snuff-producing countries should establish incentive programs for tobacco farmers change crops to other products profitable and healthy.