Advocacy group calls for fast-track of tobacco controls

Cigarette smoking is dangerous to health
Cigarette smoking is dangerous to health

Tobacco control advocates have called on government to fast track the legislative process arguing that it has dragged on for too long.

Moreover, they want the bill presented during the winter Parliament.

Mmegi learnt this week that the proposed bill, expected to domesticate the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) that Botswana is signatory to, is still at drafting stage.

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