People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
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.
Titled Tobacco: A barrier to sustainable development, the fact sheet stresses that reducing tobacco use is critical to achieving every goal in the SDGs, which were adopted by the world's governments in September 2015.
The SDG on health (3a) reads: 'Strengthen implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries as appropriate'.
The fact sheet was developed by FCA, World Lung Foundation, The NCD Alliance and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Download the fact sheet:
- Tobacco: a barrier to sustainable development
- Le tabac: un obstacle au développement durable
- Tabaco: una barrera para el desarollo sostenible