NCDs, tobacco control and the FCTC

Tobacco is so commonplace – globally more than one-quarter of adults use it – that it is easy to overlook how extraordinarily dangerous it is to human health and well-being.

As the only risk factor common to the four main non-communicable disease (NCD) categories, tobacco use now causes 1 in 6 of all NCD deaths.

Furthermore, up to 1 in 5 deaths from tuberculosis would be avoided if TB patients did not smoke.

Related Resources

View All Resources >

Stay informed with our newsletter

Follow us