… and help to shape and enforce public health standards
Such standards are driven as much by public sentiment as by knowledge - whether in relation to local or international public health standards (INFACT, 1999). In various health-related international conventions (the International Code on Breastmilk substitutes, and international conventions on landmines and on the environment), civil society played a critical role in building informed and organized social pressure for the shaping, passage and enforcement of such conventions. As future conventions, such as the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, move from draft stage to formal adoption, this public pressure will be central to their adoption (INFACT, 1999).  

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