Tobacco Industry Pressures Indian Government Ahead Of Upcoming WHO Conference

Reuters: Exclusive: India’s tobacco industry, government face off ahead of WHO conference
“India’s $11 billion tobacco industry has urged the government to take a softer line on tobacco control efforts when it hosts a WHO conference in New Delhi next month, but officials say the government will not bow to ‘pressure tactics.’ Delegates from about 180 countries will attend the Nov. 7-12 World Health Organization (WHO) conference on the sole global anti-tobacco treaty: the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)…” (Kalra, 10/27).