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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New online tool: exposing the myths about tobacco

WHO/Europe has developed a Tobacco Control Playbook. This is an easily accessible on-line tool that counteracts many of the myths about tobacco that are often presented as fact by the tobacco industry.

World No Tobacco Day

2016: Get ready for plain packaging

For World No Tobacco Day 2016, 31 May 2016, WHO and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products.

Tobacco control in practice

Tobacco taxation policy in Kyrgyzstan (2015)

A study was carried out to estimate the impact of tobacco taxation policy in 2003–2014 on tobacco consumption and revenues in the country.

Tobacco control in practice


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In focus: Tobacco