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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WHO European Region Member States commit to denormalizing tobacco

Ministers of health from the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region signed up to a roadmap that will make it possible for coming generations to make tobacco a thing of the past.

World No Tobacco Day

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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In focus: Tobacco


Beyond the mortality advantage. Investigating women’s health in Europe

This brief report presents some of the preliminary findings of the investigation, focusing on broad causes of mortality and morbidity during four age stages – the girl child, adolescents, adult women and older women – and emphasizing how factors that influence health cut across the stages.

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Tobacco control in practice

Tobacco control in practice

This case study focuses on the most important of these measures, namely, the smoking ban, which has resulted in decreases in the rates of smokers among the population. Series now available in Russian.

Tobacco control in practice