The momentum is growing, and more and more governments are taking strong measures to fight tobacco – including through . taxation and pricing, advertising, packaging, warnings, smoking in public places and supporting people who want to kick the habit. Evidence from these countries shows that tough laws work and save lives, even within months of implementation.

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Women’s health and well-being

Women in the European Region generally live longer than men, but still suffer huge health inequalities. The theme for International Women’s Day 2015 is: “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!”

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2015: Stop illicit trade of tobacco products

World No Tobacco Day 2015 theme is highly relevant for the WHO European Region. Europe is the Region which would profit the most, if the illicit trade were eliminated.


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Empower women: Facing the challenge of tobacco use in Europe

This book looks at the best examples of tobacco control policies and programmes worldwide.

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