SCAN Bulletin #142                                                                                 May 24, 2023
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Celebrating the twentieth anniversary
of the adoption of the
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Today, May 21, 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) by the World Health Assembly. The FCTC is the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO, and it entered into force on February 27, 2005.

To many, this may just sound like impressive legalese. Why is it important?

When the tobacco epidemic has come to an end and millions of lives have been saved, we will look back at the adoption of the FCTC for one specific thing. 

It marks the beginning of the end of a deadly epidemic.  READ MORE

Smoking is a known risk factor for many health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and stroke. In addition to these risk factors, people with epilepsy have another reason to avoid or quit smoking—it is linked to increased frequency of seizures.

This article will discuss how smoking can affect people with epilepsy. READ MORE
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