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Tobacco smoking

31-12-1986 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 256

25th International Conference of the Red Cross, Geneva, 23 to 31 October 1986, Resolution 30

The Twenty-fifth International Conference of the Red Cross,

 recalling various resolutions of the World Health Assembly on the health hazards of tobacco smoking,

 considering that tobacco smoking is incompatible with the attainment of Health for All by the Year 2000,  

 considering that passive smoking violates the right to health of nonsmokers,

 1. urges National Societies:

a) to establish, in case of need, programmes of education and public information on the effects of the use of tobacco,

b) to support measures of the World Health Organization for the implementation of strategies on smoking control,

c) to encourage the total ban, restrictions or limitations on tobacco advertising,

2. suggests that smoking should not be permitted in the meetings of the International Conference, Council of Delegates, General Assembly and Executive Council of the League, all committees and other subsidiary bodies of the Movement and in meetings of, or sponsored by, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.