The World Health Organization will convene the fifth session of its Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Seoul for on Nov. 12.
The framework is an international agreement that aims "to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke."
Around 1,000 people are expected to take part, including representatives of 170 countries and anti-smoking activists.
Members are expected to adopt new guidelines to stem the sale of cigarettes. The FCTC was adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2003 and came into effect in 2005.