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WHO Report on Secondhand Smoke

Montevideo, Uruguay


To build policy frameworks for high and low resource environments with special emphasis on protecting vulnerable groups such as women and children. General policy recommendations to guide international SHS policy efforts will also be developed. In follow-up to the meeting, a report, to be published by WHO, will be developed as a basis for advancing clean indoor air policies, and training materials for capacity development will be assembled. A major focus will be on the development of national, state, and local smoke-free legislation and policies, but other matters will also be addressed such as public education, countering the tobacco industry on secondhand smoke, and engaging health professionals.

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