Imagine a WHO European Region where tobacco is a thing of the past – a region free from tobacco-related morbidity, mortality and addiction. This vision is achievable. The path to realizing a tobacco-free Europe is laid out in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), which entered into force more than a decade ago. Fifty countries of the European Region have adopted and become parties to the Convention, including its implementation guidelines, policy options and decisions.

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Launch of reports on tobacco control

WHO/Europe published a report looking at the latest data and information on tobacco use and the implementation of tobacco control in the WHO European Region. The report, entitled “Taking stock: tobacco control in the WHO European Region in 2017”, was launched during an event in Warsaw, Poland, on 19 September 2017.


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2017: Tobacco – a threat to development

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is "Tobacco – a threat to development." WHO is calling on countries to prioritize and accelerate tobacco control efforts as part of their responses to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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