Present and future generations must be urgently protected from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke.Governments use the tobacco control measures in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. By implementing these measures, governments reduce the heavy burden of disease and death that is attributable to tobacco use or exposure.
Tobacco control measures
11%of people are protected by comprehensive national smoke-free lawsRead the tobacco fact sheet
Warning the public
19 countries require large and graphic pictures on tobacco packagesSearch the pictorial health warnings database
> 600 000people die each year from exposure to second-hand smokeSee the global estimate of the burden of disease from second-hand smoke