Making 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)




This roadmap envisions a WHO European Region that is free of tobacco-related morbidity, mortality and addiction – in short, a Region where tobacco is a thing of the past.

In resolution EUR/RC64/R4 on the Ashgabat Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020, endorsed at the 64th session of the Regional Committee for Europe in 2014, Member States of the Region affirmed their commitment to accelerating efforts to achieve the full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). They pledged to work together to make the global target on NCDs related to tobacco use a reality, requesting this roadmap to support their efforts.

This roadmap aims to guide movement in the desired direction and to assist Member States and the WHO European Region in reaching the goal and in achieving its vision. It recognizes that the time and exact routes that countries take may differ, reflecting the diversity of the Region and the particular circumstances of Member States, but encourages all leaders to begin the journey, make progress at an appropriate speed, close the gap between countries and reach the common destination.