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 storyWorld Health Day 2016: Living with diabetes and educating others
“Take care of your health by exercising and watching your diet carefully,” says Idriz Ethemi, who has lived with type 2 diabetes for over 10 years. The focus of World Health Day 2016 is “Beat diabetes”. An estimated 64 million people in the WHO European Region live with the disease.
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World No Tobacco Day2016: Get ready for plain packaging
For World No Tobacco Day 2016, 31 May 2016, WHO and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are calling on countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products.
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PublicationsMaking tobacco a thing of the past: Roadmap of actions to strengthen implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the European Region 2015 – 2025 (2015) More publications
PolicyThe WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the world’s first global public health treaty Read more
Tobacco control in practiceTobacco 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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