Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

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.

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The world's solution

177Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (New Party: Tajikistan)

See the list of Parties

Tobacco's toll

< 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 factors

WHO global status report on NCDs