People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 27 March 2015
“The tobacco industry is complicit in illegal trade. Smuggling is one of its business strategies,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan in a speech to the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.
Dr. Chan was not exaggerating. The tobacco industry has long been involved in the illicit trade of tobacco, and the problem has not disappeared.
- Published on 17 March 2015
Making implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) a priority in all countries will be critical to the achievement of the new sustainable development goals, says a new fact sheet.