People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- November 20, 2008
The Canadian Cancer Society has released its Cigarette Package Health Warnings International Status report. The report summarizes cigarette package health warning requirements by country, including both Parties and non-Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
It also provides an international overview ranking 140 countries based on the size of warnings for cigarette packages, and lists those countries that have finalized requirements for picture-based warnings.