WMA Statement on Tobacco Manufacture, Import, Export, Sale and Advertising


Adopted by the 42nd World Medical Assembly Rancho Mirage, CA., USA, October 1990
and rescinded at the WMA General Assembly, Santiago 2005

  • THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION recognizes that tobacco products are hazardous to human health (See WMA Statement on Health Hazards of Tobacco Products, adopted September, 1988).
  • THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION therefore urges all nations to protect the public health by adopting prohibitions or restrictions on the manufacture, import, export, sale or advertisement of tobacco products
  • THE WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION further urges all national medical associations to take such actions as may be appropriate to advocate the adoption of prohibitions or restrictions on the manufacture, import, export, sale or advertisement of tobacco products by the governments of their respective nations.