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.Read more
Top storyCountries mark World No Tobacco Day with outreach to all levels of society and across sectors
On World No Tobacco Day, marked on 31 May 2017, WHO called on countries to prioritize and accelerate tobacco control efforts as part of their responses to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Under the slogan “Tobacco threatens us all”, countries across the WHO European Region planned and took part in activities highlighting the social and economic costs of tobacco use.
- Reducing premature deaths from NCDs by 45% − a bold vision discussed by NCD programme directors in Moscow
- Using experience and lessons learned to help countries combat tobacco industry tactics
- Ukraine launches professional smoking cessation service
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World No Tobacco Day2017: 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.Previous campaigns
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