People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
While the WHO FCTC provides the framework for action against tobacco, the actual work to combat tobacco use must necessarily occur at country level. The success of the WHO FCTC will depend almost entirely on the ability of countries to implement and enforce its provisions.
Dr Lee Jong-Wook, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) represents a remarkable achievement in global public health. The FCTC is the first modern-day global public health treaty and has the potential to save millions of lives across the globe. However, to succeed, the Parties must fully implement the FCTC as quickly and effectively as possible.
For more information see:
- The Facts
- The FCTC Commitments
- The Work of the Conference of the Parties
- The Treaty Text - Article 22, The Treaty Text - Article 26