India to host international summit on tobacco-control

India is going to host a crucial global summit in November to eliminate the illicit trade of tobacco products. The summit is scheduled from November 7-12 at the Indian Exposition Mart in Noida. In this summit delegates from 180 countries will take part. This is the 7th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC).

In an another statement released by the officials, the Indian Council of Medical Research -National Cancer Registry data has estimated the number of cancer cases in the country which stood at 14.5 lakh in 2016. Based on this report, the percentage of tobacco-related cancers is 43.8 among males, 16.0 among females and 30.1 of the population as a whole.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the country which is going to host the International summit on tobacco-control?
2. Expand the term COP and WHO-FCTC.

Courtesy: Business Standard


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