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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New survey shows over 21% decline in tobacco use among Russian adults

According to the results of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) conducted in the Russian Federation in 2009 and again in 2016, tobacco use prevalence has decreased from 39% to 31% - representing a 21.5% relative reduction.

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2017: 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.

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