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
Tobacco is so commonplace - globally more than one-quarter of adults use it - that it is easy to overlook how extraordinarily dangerous it is to human health and well-being.
As the only risk factor common to the four main non-communicable disease (NCD) categories, tobacco use now causes 1 in 6 of all NCD deaths.
Furthermore, up to 1 in 5 deaths from tuberculosis would be avoided if TB patients did not smoke.
Full NCD Alliance/ FCA Briefing paper: NCDs, Tobacco Control and the FCTC: Arabic [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 2.55 MB], Chinese [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.22 MB], English [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.45 MB], French [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.5 MB], Russian [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.45 MB] Spanish [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.5 MB]. Swedish [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1 MB]
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