The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Tobacco: A barrier to development

Tobacco is extraordinarily dangerous to human health and highly damaging to national economies. Reducing tobacco use is critical to achieving every Sustainable Development Goal.

Appropriately structured, tobacco taxes have the potential to pay for tobacco control, and for action on other sustainable development goals.

We know exactly how to tackle the scourge of tobacco: the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the first modern-day public health treaty.

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