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 storyJournalists in Tajikistan expand skills for reporting on tobacco
Tajikistan hosted a 2-day workshop, that brought together nearly 30 members of the media – as well as representatives from government ministries, health organizations and the consumer protection association – to expand their skills for reporting on tobacco.
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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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