Promoting a tobacco free society

Press Release(s)

Mr Tim O´Malley TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, today (18th June 2004) spoke at the closing plenary of the EU Conference on Future Directions in Tobacco Control which took place in the Radisson SAS in Limerick.

The WHO’s Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Dr Catherine Le Galès-Camus said today (Thursday, 17 June) that the premature death toll due to tobacco would double to 9.8 million annually over the next 20 years, if current trends continue.

Mr Tim O´Malley TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, today (17th June 2004) welcomed the opening of the EU Conference on Future Directions in Tobacco Control which took place in the Radisson SAS in Limerick from 17th - 18th June.

The Minister for Health and Children, Micheál Martin TD, today (Thursday, 17 June) ratified the world’s first health treaty, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).