Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Smoke-free environments

SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENTS POLICIES, BY WHO REGION, 2012

State of smoke-free policies, by WHO region, 2012

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) requires Parties to legislate to provide protection from exposure to tobacco smoke in public places.

Completely smoke-free environments protect smokers and non-smokers, reduce tobacco use in current smokers and also help those who want to quit.

As at December 2012, 43 WHO Member States offered the highest level of protection from second-hand smoke.


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Protecting people from tobacco smoke


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