People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
On 12 September the Government of Togo adopted two implementing decrees of its 2010 tobacco control law.
The first spells out regulation of tobacco points of sale; the second concerns the prohibition of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
Togo has now adopted five decrees of the tobacco control law. This makes the country a leader among nations of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (WAEMU), according to FCA member, Alliance National des Consommateurs et de l'Environnement (ANCE).