2009 Annual Report

In 2009 six new countries became Parties to the FCTC while 19 countries adopted 100% smokefree laws in all public places, with 100% smokefree regulations enacted at the subnational level in an additional 15 countries. We also supported  key FCTC negotiations and WHO meetings.

The work done by civil society made 2009 a productive and successful year – resulting  in millions of lives saved in the years to come. However, much work remains in 2010 as more countries need assistance in their efforts to become smokefree, and to develop and implement strong guidelines on enacting advertising bans and effective anti-tobacco health warnings.

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