The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and its guidelines provide the foundation for countries to implement and manage tobacco control. To help make this a reality, WHO introduced the MPOWER measures. These measures are intended to assist in the country-level implementation of effective interventions to reduce the demand for tobacco, contained in the WHO FCTC.
The world's solution
177Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (New Party: Tajikistan)See the list of Parties
< 6 millionpeople die from tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke (one death every six seconds)See the tobacco fact sheet
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