Tajikistan newest party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Tajikistan has recently ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), and will enter into force on 19 September 2013. Tajikistan becomes the 50th Member State (out of 52) in the WHO European Region, along with the European Community, to be party of the WHO FCTC treaty. The evidence shows that the measures within the WHO FCTC, particularly when applied comprehensively, are greatly effective in saving lives and improving health across the WHO European Region.