People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
The Death Clock keeps a running tally of how many people have died from tobacco related diseases since 28 October 1999. That’s the date of the first meeting of the working group on the future World health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) unveiled the Death Clock at every session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP) until INB5, which finalised the draft of a protocol on illicit trade in 2012.
The Clock continues ticking on the FCA website as well as on the sites of other organisations that have 'adopted' the symbol.