Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Resolution (WHA 56.1) adopted by the World Health Assembly

Publication details

Publication date: May 2003
Languages: English (also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish)



The objective of this Convention and its protocols is to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke by providing a framework for tobacco control measures to be implemented by the Parties at the national, regional and international levels in order to reduce continually and substantially the prevalence of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.