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 storyTobacco 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.
- New report highlights key considerations for the use of law to prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the Region
- Tobacco control activities in Turkey enter a new phase, with leaders looking to ensure sustainability
- Slovenian National Assembly passes strong tobacco control law
- Subregional workshop on the role of advocacy in the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
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PublicationsWomen’s health and well-being in Europe: beyond the mortality advantage (2016) More publications
PolicyThe WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the world’s first global public health treaty Read more
Tobacco taxation policy in countriesTobacco 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.Tobacco control in practice
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