About Prevention

Inspire2Live’s perspective on prevention is one of good information but also with an enormous responsibility for governments. We look at it from the Human Rightsli perspective.

Government must take sufficient responsibility in the field of healthcare. The right to care for health, as laid down in Article 12.1 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (IVESCR) of 1966 states: “The participating states to this treaty recognize the right of everyone to the best physical and mental health”.

In 2000, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which monitors compliance with the Convention, adopted General Comment 14, on

The right to care for health

States that are party to human rights treaties have the obligation to respect, protect and realize them. With regard to respecting the Right for Care for Health, the General Comment no. 14 states, among other things, that the State must refrain from denying or restricting equal access for everyone, including prisoners or arrested persons, minorities, asylum seekers and illegal immigrants to preventive, curative and palliative health services (paragraph 34).

Protecting the Right to Health means that the State must ensure that other non-state parties do not violate this right. Realizing means taking active steps to realize the Right to Care for Health, the so-called progressive realization.

We must compel the government to prohibit the sale of tobacco on the basis of the afore mentioned treaty, or to adapt the measurement method used in such a way that measurement according to the new method will actually lead to all currently available tobacco products do not comply with the new standards as laid down in the tobacco law and must therefore not be allowed to the market. See also the remark in the chapter of non-smoking.