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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Tobacco Control Playbook helps policy-makers counter aggressive tobacco industry tactics

The tobacco industry has become more focused, aggressive and sophisticated in its efforts to block tobacco control measures. However, no single source has yet provided the resources to understand how governments and the public health community can respond to the arguments of tobacco industry players. In light of this, WHO/Europe developed the Tobacco Control Playbook, an online tool that counters common tobacco myths.cco industry.

Tobacco taxation policy in countries

Tobacco taxation policy in Slovenia (2016)

A study was carried out to estimate the impact of tobacco taxation policy in recent years on tobacco consumption and revenues in Slovenia.

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