WHO, governments accused of protecting, promoting combustible cigarettes

On October 26, 2023

A public health expert at the ongoing Third Edition of Harm Reduction Exchange 2023 Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, has highlighted ‘vested interest’ by World Health Organization (WHO) and governments as one of the impediments to interventions aimed at reducing harm from tobacco.

A South African public health activist, Dr. Kgosi Letlape, said contrary to its mandate to protect lives through regulation of health-related policies and guidelines, WHO has teamed up with governments around the world in protecting and promoting consumption of combustible cigarettes.