People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
The FCTC Convention Secretariat has released the 2009 Summary Report on Global Progress in Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
The summary report
The Summary Report is based on 117 party reports submitted to the Convention Secretariat by 5 July 2009. These reports are the first reports parties are to submit, two years after the FCTC enters into force for that party.
Summary report notes
The Summary Report notes that 87 parties are to submit their second (five-year) reports in 2010.