People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCTC: Action Now! Advocacy Tools
The NCD Summit and its Political Declaration catapulted tobacco control onto the international development agenda and among the priorities of the United Nations (UN) system.
This document highlights three main outcomes from the Summit:
1. General outcomes;
2. Outcomes relevant for tobacco control advocacy; and
3. Follow-up steps mandated by the summit.