People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
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New goals for global sustainable development were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, including the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that form the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will drive the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, improve health and wellbeing, and protect our planet over the next 15 years.
FCA and other global public health groups welcome the recommendation from world leaders that governments increase tobacco taxes as a key strategy to reduce tobacco consumption and the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).