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5th meeting of WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation

Date: 12-14 November 2008
Place: Durban, South Africa

The WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) advises WHO about tobacco product regulations so that WHO, in turn, can provide scientifically sound recommendations to its Member States.

The group will hold its fifth annual meeting during 12-14 November 2008 in Durban, South Africa. Among the topics on the agenda are:

  • electronic cigarettes
  • roll-your-own tobacco products
  • smokeless tobacco toxicants
  • regulation of products marketed as tobacco cessation aids
  • regulation of particles
  • regulation of menthol.

The advisory opinions from the meeting will be compiled into a technical report series, which will be presented to the WHO Executive Board in January 2010.

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