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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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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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.

Tobacco control in practice