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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Movies hook young people on tobacco

There is evidence of a clear relationship between smoking in films and smoking initiation among young people, according to the new WHO Smoke-free Movies Report – From evidence to action, the third edition since its launch in 2009.

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.

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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