The momentum is growing, and more and more governments are taking strong measures to fight tobacco – including through taxation and pricing, advertising, packaging, warnings, smoking in public places and supporting people who want to kick the habit. Evidence from these countries shows that tough laws work and save lives, even within months of implementation.

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Turkey’s achievements in tobacco control recognized

On 27 May 2015, Professor Murat Tuncer, President of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, received a WHO World No Tobacco Day 2015 award in recognition of his strong leadership in tobacco control.

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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.


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Empower women: Facing the challenge of tobacco use in Europe

This book looks at the best examples of tobacco control policies and programmes worldwide.

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Tobacco control in practice

Tobacco control in practice

This series of case studies displays the art of the possible. They showcase what can be done, given determination, effort and goodwill, when a country responds to the challenge posted by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

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