MoH commends approval of illicit tobacco trade protocol

July 11, 2018

The Ministry of Health (MoH) commended the government Monday for approving the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, a move that would boost Kuwait’s international status. Kuwait was among the first countries to join the protocol and complies with it, MoH spokesman Dr Ahmad Al-Shatti said in a statement.

Shatti, also vice-chairman of smoking combating program, said the cabinet’s approval of the protocol coincided with preparations for a high-level UN meeting for prevention of non-communicable diseases, due in New York on September 27. He explained the UN meeting aimed at reviewing reports by countries over prevention of non-communicable diseases.