International Health and Temperance Association

The organization set up by the General Conference to launch, foster, and coordinate the church’s temperance program conducted throughout the world, both within the church and outside the church. Its constitution was adopted by General Conference action at the Autumn Council of 1947, at which time representatives from the world divisions were present. The principal objectives of the International Health and Temperance Association are to enlighten the peoples of the various countries of the world concerning the effects of the use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and narcotics, to enlist the active participation of all church members and other interested persons in temperance endeavor, and to encourage the habits of better living. The Executive Committee of the General Conference, and the p...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.