World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2011
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
There is more to do
What is needed now is for the Parties to implement the WHO FCTC fully.
It is not enough to become a Party to the treaty. Countries must also pass the necessary legislation, and then enforce it.
Country experiences, as reflected in implementation reports, already indicate significant achievements as well as challenges and resource gaps. But much more needs to be done.
World No Tobacco Day 2011 highlights the critical importance of ensuring full implementation of the WHO FCTC within all countries. We can each do our part to advance tobacco control to the next level by advocating for complete implementation of the treaty.