People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- May 12, 2012
The theme for this year’s World Health Organization (WHO) World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is industry interference. WHO member states created WNTD in 1987 to draw attention to the preventable death and disease caused by the tobacco epidemic.
Tobacco industry threats to governments implementing the tobacco control measures in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) are growing stronger. Like the governments of Norway and Australia, which the tobacco industry is targeting for legal action, countries in the developing world are also under attack.
This video features global public health experts outlining the industry’s tactics to undermine tobacco control efforts, and how countries are fighting back. This video is also available in Spanish and French.