Governance of tobacco in the 21st century: strengthening national and international policy for global health and development
22 February 2013 -- The conference hosted by Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Global Tobacco Control and the Harvard Global Health Institute’s Forum on Global Governance for Health, with advice and support from the World Health Organization. This conference brought together representatives from governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, business, and academia.
10 January 2013 -- The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, adopted by the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in November, was opened for signature by the Parties in a ceremony at WHO Headquarters. The new international treaty is aimed at combating illegal trade in tobacco products through control of the supply chain and international cooperation.
23 November 2012 -- Dr Douglas Bettcher, Director of WHO's Tobacco free Initiative gave an interview to "Gazeta.ru". He spoke about an analogue of a Government Automated Information System (EGAIS) for cigarettes, to combat illicit trade in Kenya and the role of tobacco corporations in the development of tobacco control laws.
The world's solution
176Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco ControlSee the list of Parties
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)
63%of all deaths are caused by NCDs, for which tobacco use is one of the greatest risk factorsWHO global status report on NCDs
> 600 000 people die each year from exposure to second-hand smokeRead the tobacco fact sheet