People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- June 2, 2011
On 1 June, Argentina's National Congress passed a national tobacco control law. The legislation, which includes 100 per cent smoke-free environments, pictorial warning labels and a tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship comprehensive ban, culminates years of hard work by many tobacco control advocates.
"We would like to thank the international community, especially the Argentinean and the Latin American tobacco control community and legislators and journalists committed to tobacco control, for their support, said Vernonica Schoj of the Argentina Smoke-free Alliance.
"Without (their support), this historical achievement would not have been possible," she added. "This is too much for words."
The law had been passed by Argentina's Senate in 2010.