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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Journalists in Tajikistan expand skills for reporting on tobacco

Tajikistan hosted a 2-day workshop, that brought together nearly 30 members of the media – as well as representatives from government ministries, health organizations and the consumer protection association – to expand their skills for reporting on tobacco.

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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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