People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCTC: Action Now! Media Releases
Global leaders should be congratulated for committing to stronger tobacco control, the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) said in a press release Monday.
“We are very encouraged that the Political Declaration agreed today at the UN High-level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) commits governments to accelerated implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC),” said Laurent Huber, FCA executive director.
“This is recognition at the highest political level that the Convention needs more resources and stronger political will to be fully effective,” he added.
See press release from NCD Alliance on reports from World Economic Forum and World Health Organization released on 18 September.