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
176Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco ControlSee 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